Debian and the hot babe problem
Posted Dec 2, 2004 12:28 UTC (Thu) by mly
Parent article: Debian and the hot babe problem
> Well, OK, perhaps we can't be too sure with Ubuntu.
If that was a joke, it wasn't very funny, and if it wasn't, it
doesn't show much of an understanding for the goals of Ubuntu.
While the images used in some Ubuntu prerelease caused some
eyebrows to be raised, it should be obvious to anyone who tries
to understand what was happening, that this was an attempt to
create a "human touch", rather than the geeky techno-focused
themes we are used to... While some people are likely to brand
them as offensive (for instance the kind of people who demand
that all women should wear a burkha as below
it was clearly not the intent to offend or to suggest anything
erotic or sexual.
It's quite possible that it's impossible to do what the Ubuntu project
tried to do without offending people in large parts of the world,
without resorting to boring office images of the kind found at e.g.
This kind of business image isn't what they're after, and to find
some kind of image which represents the Ubuntu concept of "humanity
towards others" without seeming amateurish, silly, implying a certain
cultural context or causing people to associate to completely unrelated
things is obviously very difficult.
This "hot-babe" is something entirely different. Anyone who fails
to understand that should seriously try to figure out what it is
he has failed to understand about respect and gender issues. The
big bonus in figuring this out is that he'll dramatically increase
his chances if getting a smart girl friend!
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