Ik kwam (weer) via Slashdot bij dit leuke/grappige/zorgwekkende artikel van Salon Magazine. Met al dat gezeik in AustraliŽ over internet censuur kun je je afvragen of Linux daaro ook verboden zal worden, aangezien er aantal 'vieze' woorden in de source voorkomen:
Did the drafters of Australia's new Net censorship legislation ever imagine that their rules might ban Linux? After all, the Linux source code has quite a few instances of the word "fuck" sprinkled throughout, mostly as commentary about problems with software. Can an operating system be considered unsuitable for minors?
Using grep -- the powerful Unix search command -- to go through a recent version of Linux, I came up with some comment lines and error messages that were clearly intended as the sort of coarse humor engineers of all sorts engage in. Some examples:
./drivers/block/cmd640.c:16: * These chips are basically fucked by design
./fs/ufs/ufs_super.c:184: printk("ufs_read_super: fucking Sun blows me\n");
./lib/vsprintf.c: * Wirzenius wrote this portably, Torvalds fucked it up :-)