RFC: An app category for "adult" material?

Vincent Untz vuntz at gnome.org
Tue Nov 8 00:37:33 PST 2011

Le jeudi 03 novembre 2011, à 09:15 +0100, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen a écrit :
> On 2 November 2011 13:19, Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Tuesday, 2011-11-01, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen 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.
> >
> > I find this a rather problematic approach.
> >
> > First, as Joseph has already stated, "adult" is a rather vague concept,
> > extremely based on cultural factors.
> That is on purpose - exactly because I didn't want to get this too
> much into theoretical discussions. The issue that has been raised in
> bugs (and other forums) will be fixed by my proposal. I can certainly
> imagine many other potential scenarios not covered by the proposal,
> but since no one has raised them so far it amounts to solving
> something that is a non-issue at this point.

FWIW, in the worst case, you can simply ignore the Adult category and
you'll get the same results as today: it's just some additional
metadata. So patch committed.


Les gens heureux ne sont pas pressés.

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