@stevelord if this is about the, uh, ruby picture, i 100% agree
if it's about anything else, port it ;)
@dogstar it's the 9Rails on the inside of Auschwitz Berkenau pic.
I am now used to the FQA being frankly not worth the 1s and 0s it was written in, but the 9Rails pic in particular.
@stevelord yeah, that is like, really unacceptable. i totally agree.
there are a lot of other rough edges lying around, too, that i'm sure you will discover sooner or later. i am not sure if i have the cultural clout to change the 9rails image, but i would like to start a discussion about it
i know the source tree had mein kampf in it at one point, which got replaced by the communist manifesto. it is definitely all coming from a place of wanting to scare away users & not actual fascism i hope
@stevelord erase the "definitely" in the above because i am not definitely sure about that. but the advances made in the 9front code base are important to me, and the community around it (and ##9fans, especially @henesy) have helped me a lot in getting involved
speaking of, def tagging @henesy because i am curious if he has a take on this
I don’t think 9front was ever home to fascists. I think someone was just trying to be edgy or snarky
Others have explained the aesthetic choices before and I don’t think it’s my place to make assertions, though
@stevelord there's always been suspicions about the far right/nazism around it hasn't there? I remember some people making statements about it a while back. But still - what the fuck.
@oppen I saw it yesterday and put my reaction down to me being tired, then took a look today after doing some more work on Plan9 and had the same reaction.
@stevelord someone's no doubt going to challenge me on my statement - I honestly can't remember what it was (I can barely remember what I did yesterday), but it was enough to put me off bothering with diving into it a while back.
@pal The fact that there's no real useful information in Appendix L is unsurprising, but the pic of the inside of Auschwitz-Berkenau concentration camp in the official documentation being used as a visual metaphor for Rails is somewhat disturbing to say the least.
@stevelord is this not a reference to Zed Shaw's essay?
Zed Shaw, 2007: "Rails is a ghetto"
9front devs: Rails is worse than a ghetto; Rails is literally Auschwitz
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