2015-05-02 14:46 GMT+02:00 Hans de Goede <hdegoede(a)redhat.com>:
Disclaimer: this is my personal opinion not that of my employer ...
On 02-05-15 11:38, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> We have just been warned, in a couple of Debian mailing lists  ,
> that release 0.9 of the game SuperTuxKart  includes sexualized
> depictions of a woman in a bikini throughout the game  (and in the
> official poster too ).
> Some of us are concerned about that, the game being targeted
> essentially at kids. You can read those threads in our mailing lists
> to get more information, if you haven't aready.
> I was wondering if any of your distros has already dealt with this
> and, if so, how have you handled it?
In Fedora we are working on updating the supertuxkart packages to 0.9,
they are not ready / available yet. So far no-one has explicitly made
a decision about the "controversy" surrounding Sara.
I've been following the thread on the Debian games list, and I've tried
to stay out of it, because IMHO it is lots ado about nothing.
Most of the nay sayers have no clue what they are talking
about they are just joining the bandwagon without having informed
themselves at all, quoting from the thread:
"that there is another important point which nobody has mentioned so far:
Sara is the *only* female character in the whole game. and guess what,
she's useless, not driving any kart and only there because of her
That is so wrong it just ain't funny. The Sara model was designed as a
cart driver, and then later on, one entire release later to be exact,
when they needed some models of people to fill their "fantasy south
American" village re-used.
I haven't played the latest version of the game myself and I'm not
personally involved in its packaging, so I wanted to know if it was a
concern for other distros too, and if they were going to do something
about it. There seems to be people okay with it, and others with
serious concerns. If I was personally involved in the packaging, I
would probably consider patching it. As I'm not (and I don't really
plan to be) I would be happy with just a warning in the package
description so that parents and teachers know everything beforehand
and can choose.
Lots of thanks for your input!! :)