1998-08-26 - Re: Is hate code speech?

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From: Reeza! <howree@cable.navy.mil>
To: “William H. Geiger III” <caj@math.niu.edu>
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UTC Datetime: 1998-08-26 14:17:54 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 07:17:54 -0700 (PDT)

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From: Reeza! <howree@cable.navy.mil>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 07:17:54 -0700 (PDT)
To: "William H. Geiger III" <caj@math.niu.edu>
Subject: Re: Is hate code speech?
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At 05:24 PM 8/25/98 -0500, William H. Geiger III wrote:
>   at 04:19 PM, Xcott Craver <caj@math.niu.edu> said:
>>On Tue, 25 Aug 1998, William H. Geiger III wrote:
>Yes and if I want to name my variables getwatermelons and somefiredchicken
>who are you to tell me I can't?
>>	One note:  I don't see why this lawsuit would be hard to win
>>	on the grounds that source code isn't necessarily "speech."
>>	If co-workers left a big wooden swastika on her desk it 
>>	wouldn't be speech either, but I'd call that actionable.	
>But they didn't. There is no proof that any of theses variable names were
>written to be directed at her and the majority of them were written
>*before* she ever started working there!!

Is a swastika on a billboard anywhere in the US objectionable? Is it
actionable? By the same Token, By the same Rule. Source code has freely
assignable variables, but I sincerely doubt that the originator of the
prog. lang. thought watermelons, ribs, or chicken were appropriate variable

Sis in your own Backyard, Pister. 

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