Debian's Anti-Harassment Team Is Removing A Package Over Its Name

(Serghei Amelian) #1

Political correctness at its best :slight_smile:

The latest notes from the Debian anti-harassment team on Wednesday caught my attention when reading, “We were requested to advice on the appropriateness of a certain package in the Debian archive. Our decision resulted in the package pending removal from the archive.” Curiosity got the best of me… What package was deemed too inappropriate for the Debian archive?

When digging further, the package raised to the Debian Anti-Harassment Team was “Weboob.” Weboob is short for “Web Outside of Browsers” as it’s an open-source collection of software to script and automate the parsing/scraping/gathering-via-API of web data so that it can be consumed by different modules/applications. describes itself as “Weboob is a collection of applications able to interact with websites, without requiring the user to open them in a browser. It also provides well-defined APIs to talk to websites lacking one.”

Şi ca să fie treaba dusă până la capăt, există şi o aplicaţie numită QHandjoob :slight_smile: