I contribued to Supertuxkart (a kart game) new engine featured in the version (0.9). However I left the project 2 months ago because in my opinion some offending materials were included.
One of the new track being showcased takes place in a «aztec like» fictionnal environment and has several instance of Native American cultural appropriation ; the poster associated for the release speaks for itself : a 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.
Debian still packages STK 0.8 (which doesnt have Sara iirc) but it will eventually package 0.9. IMHO the offending materials should be stripped off from the tracks if possible (the tracks are specified as xml file so removing mark should works in most case).
Debian supertuxkart maintainer here; I'm also cc-ing the Debian Games team along with this reply. Please keep me cc-ed as I'm not subscribed to debian-women (thanks to pabs for letting me know about this on IRC).
I haven't actually taken a look at upstream's latest release yet, so I'm writing this without having verified your concerns. I will, however, respond to the following bit:
Debian still packages STK 0.8 (which doesnt have Sara iirc) but it
will eventually package 0.9. IMHO the offending materials should be
stripped off from the tracks if possible (the tracks are specified as
xml file so removing mark should works in most case).
I do not want to carry this forever as a patch in Debian; along with the added maintenance burden (however little it may be), this is also something that really should be dealt with and fixed upstream. If these allegations are true, I'd rather just not package and upload STK 0.9 entirely.
Vincent, have you tried approaching the upstream developers and starting a discussion with them with the goal of getting this fixed upstream? I appreciate that you've brought your concerns about STK to debian-women for discussion, but as maintainer I frankly do not know what to do with this, and what you expect me to do as a downstream package maintainer. This really sounds like an issue that needs to be addressed at its source upstream, ideally with an amicable discussion and agreement with all involved parties upstream. so a repeat of the same issue can be avoided in a future upstream release. I'm not particularly keen on mediating this discussion, purely because it's of a non-technical nature; when faced with a non-technical issue in a package I maintain, I usually just defer it to someone else appropriate, i.e. I typically just defer to ftpmasters for an authoritative yes/no whenever I'm faced with a legal issue or complication in one of my packages. This being the first time I've ever had a bug report alleging racist/sexist material in a package I maintain, I don't know how to proceed.
NSFW скриншоты: http://www.miriamruiz.es/weblog/?p=770
Так говорил апстрим: http://sourceforge.net/p/supertuxkart/mailman/message/34077525/
Но если отвлечься от шуток, то мы таки увидим как будут дистрибутивы относиться ко всякому арту, который кому-то не по нраву по разным моралфажескими причинам.