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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/violetblue/when-software-offends-the-pantyshot-package-controversy/509
 
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/violetblue/when-software-offends-the-pantyshot-package-controversy/509
   
there was controversy in the Python community over the names of two modules in its repository: "pantyshot" and "upskirt".
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there was controversy in the Python community over the names of two modules in its repository: "pantyshot" and "upskirt".
   
After further investigation it was revealed that the author of "upskirt" was a female coder whose first language wasn't English. She had been advised that "upskirt" was an appropriate name.
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After further investigation it was revealed that the author of "upskirt" was a female coder whose first language wasn't English. She had been advised that "upskirt" was an appropriate name.
   
The experience, she wrote, made her reluctant to be involved with open source coding in future.
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The experience, she wrote, made her reluctant to be involved with open source coding in future.
   
The author of "pantyshot" changed the name of his module to the name of a sexualised underage female anime character.
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The author of "pantyshot" changed the name of his module to the name of a underage female anime character.
   
Links:
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Links:
   
 
* http://holdenweb.blogspot.com/2011/07/childish-behavior.html
 
* http://holdenweb.blogspot.com/2011/07/childish-behavior.html

Revision as of 11:06, 28 June 2012

As reported by ZDNet:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/violetblue/when-software-offends-the-pantyshot-package-controversy/509

there was controversy in the Python community over the names of two modules in its repository: "pantyshot" and "upskirt".

After further investigation it was revealed that the author of "upskirt" was a female coder whose first language wasn't English. She had been advised that "upskirt" was an appropriate name.

The experience, she wrote, made her reluctant to be involved with open source coding in future.

The author of "pantyshot" changed the name of his module to the name of a underage female anime character.

Links: