fortune maintainer wanted and question for Corinna (was Re: Obscene content in cygwin file.)

Gary R. Van Sickle
Fri Jan 7 03:20:00 GMT 2005

> Charles Wilson wrote:
> > Yes and no, Corinna.  Merely having them on the harddrive 
> in a company 
> > computer could be construed as "creating a hostile work environment"
> > -- leading to liability issues for the company and 
> employment "issues" 
> > for the unsuspecting cygwin user.
> Any company firing me for "creating a hostile work 
> environment" for such a matter as this is, in my book, not a 
> company I wish to work for. YMMV.

Nor I.  In fact, I doubt many would disagree.  But then, many have mouths to
feed, and may not have the luxury of wishing.

> > I'm definitely going to have to uninstall the fortune 
> package at work
> > -- probably even if the xxx content is "encrypted".  My employer is 
> > lenient enough when it comes to "rogue" cygwin 
> installations (e.g. not 
> > installed by the IT guys) but they'll get downright annoyed if 
> > employees create a liability problem for them by installing 
> something 
> > that might offend another employee (e.g "create a hostile work
> > environment")
> What the hell is some other employee doing snooping around 
> your computer to view these files?!? To me *that's* a hostile 
> work environment created by the snooping employee!

Welcome to the 21st century Andrew.

Gary R. Van Sickle

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