RFC: An app category for "adult" material?

Joseph Krahn joseph.krahn at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 08:04:40 PDT 2011

My first thought is what does "Adult" mean? Is it just erotica, or
educational sex as well? What about violence? However, I agree that it
would be useful to have a single catch-all category for the really
obvious situations. I think it might even reduce censorship, because a
distro might feel better about including an adult application.

Just my 2 cents.

Joe Krahn

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen
<mikkel.kamstrup at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> The latest tickets in what's been a recurring item for our application
> search in Ubuntu is
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/883800. It
> basically boils down to the fact that you may not want PornView (or
> other adult apps) popping up as you type a search during a
> presentation (or have your kids look at it for that matter).
> I think that no one wants to get into censorship  - and there are many
> ramifications of this problem. For example, it might not be
> appropriate if bible-related apps show up while a rabbi is giving a
> talk. Make up your own examples ad lib. This all get's really complex
> really fast.
> So keeping it to a problem that we can easily solve a user proposed
> something that I also think the upstream app authors wouldn't mind:
> Introducing a new XDG category "Adult". That way it is a sensible
> upstream opt-in, and distros and app stores can handle it like they
> see fit.
> What say you?
> --
> Cheers,
> Mikkel
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