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+ - Debian excludes game due to author's views on women.

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A DFSG complaint opensource casino video game was
recently posted to the debian bug tracker as a request
for packaging, as is the standard method for pursuing
such things in debian.

The bug was quickly closed, tagged as "won't fix"
The reason given by one of the debian developers
alluded to the author's opinion on women:

The piece of software in question is licensed
under the GPL and is one of the only of it's
kind for linux (ascii-art console slot machine software)

Debian packages many ascii-art / text console
video games of similar quality.

Is professing inclusive social views now a hard requirement
for being allowed to contribute to free software projects?

#gamergate #geekfeminism"

Comment: Re:Marked Paper Ballots FTW (Score 4, Insightful) 388

by Z80a (#48314441) Attached to: Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

The eletronic machines would not have it if they used actual physical buttons.
They would not have this issue if the program was on a ROM chip.
Not a problem if the voting machines had a internal encrypted flash memory.
No glitch if used the two first on this list
And that could be solved by software as well.

But for some reason diebold think that they should do all this stupid flashy show instead of actually designing something actually reliable and safe.

Comment: Re:WHY are men trying to scare women away from gam (Score 1) 728

by Z80a (#48115203) Attached to: Why the Trolls Will Always Win

It's mostly due some girls that aren't actually into games and just use it to get "nerdycred", but don't actually play anything considered worthy or are actually interested in getting good.
And the same happens to male "gamers".
Both are generally called several things like "casual gamers", "call of duty audience", "TBBT public" etc..

Of course, several girls that are actually interested in games get caught in the crossfire.

Comment: Re:Got Burned by Titanfall (Score 4, Interesting) 292

by Z80a (#47915121) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Not all FPSs are going this path, but there is this "Call of duty audience" that consists in all those guys playing call of duty online that is like some sort of goose that lays golden eggs that they're chasing, and they do those games assuming that you're one of em.

Anyway, stop playing heavily marketed FPSs if you want a good single player experience.

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