05/01/15

Nightrose

Evolving KDE office hour

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A couple of weeks ago we started the strategy process for KDE. The responses have been great and very useful so far. Many people have already sent their feedback and opinions, which we really appreciate. If you haven’t filled the questionnaire yet, please do so when you have some time.

Since this is an important step for KDE we would like to do an office hour to answer questions you might have and discuss ideas you have. We’ll be doing this on Freenode IRC in the channel #kde-ev. We’ll be meeting at 5:00pm UTC next Wednesday.

01 May 2015 14:36:51

Miriam Ruiz

Sexualized depiction of women in SuperTuxKart 0.9

It has been recently discussed in Debian-Women and Debian-Games mailing lists, but for all of you who don’t read those mailing lists and might have kids or use free games with kids in the classroom, or stuff like that, I thought it might be good to talk about it here.

SuperTuxKart is a free 3D kart racing game, similar to Mario Kart, with a focus on having fun over realism. The characters in the game are the mascots of free and open source projects, except for Nolok, who does not represent a particular open source project, but was created by the SuperTux Game Team as the enemy of Tux.

On April 21, 2015, version 0.9 (not yet in Debian) was released which used the Antarctica graphics engine (a derivative of Irrlicht) and enabled better graphics appearance and features such as dynamic lighting, ambient occlusion, depth of field, and global illumination.

Along with this new engine comes a poster with a sexualized white woman is wearing an outfit that can be depicted as a mix of Native american clothes from different nation and a halo of feathers, as well as many models of her in a bikini swim suit, all along the game, even in the hall of the airport.

They say an image is worth more than a thousand words, don’t they?

 

01 May 2015 10:59:07