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I wish they'd just do this on everything and get it over with. Once female pronouns are the default on literally every document, men will finally be able to prove what an idiotic pursuit this has been by continuing to give zero fucks. Plus, we'll finally have a convenient explanation for the gender pay gap — men would never waste their time doing dumb shit like this, so obviously their time is more valuable.
 

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I wish they'd just do this on everything and get it over with. Once female pronouns are the default on literally every document, men will finally be able to prove what an idiotic pursuit this has been by continuing to give zero fucks.
Disagree. If you can control how people think ("the default sex of computer programmers is female") you can control what they do ("no harm in picking this female over this male since that's expected").
 

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GPL is everywhere. Though many companies will go with an alternative because of flexibility, For example, this is the FreeBSD license :

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Why not just use ${pronoun} through all the man pages and then the user can set an environment variable for their preference and when they open a man page there it is. And distros can annoy everyone be helpful by asking what the user wants that environment variable set to on install.

The real issue is the term "man pages" in the first place. We need a fork of man called 'person'.
 

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Why not just use ${pronoun} through all the man pages and then the user can set an environment variable for their preference and when they open a man page there it is. And distros can annoy everyone be helpful by asking what the user wants that environment variable set to on install.

The real issue is the term "man pages" in the first place. We need a fork of man called 'person'.
Ummm, Canonical? This is extremely problematic.
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EDIT: On a more serious note @SoapQueen1, translations of gnu.org seem to be kept in various version control systems, so I imagine there must be a official English gnu.org CVS/git/whatever somewhere where one could track down the culprit. I can't find it though.
 
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Ummm, Canonical? This is extremely problematic.
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EDIT: On a more serious note @SoapQueen1, translations of gnu.org seem to be kept in various version control systems, so I imagine there must be a official English gnu.org CVS/git/whatever somewhere where one could track down the culprit. I can't find it though.
Note that there is Emacs mode for viewing man pages with out the man program (i.e. on Windows), which is called "w/o (without) man" or "woman".
 
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On a more serious note @SoapQueen1, translations of gnu.org seem to be kept in various version control systems, so I imagine there must be a official English gnu.org CVS/git/whatever somewhere where one could track down the culprit. I can't find it though.
It would be funny to find some weirdo's name attached to it, I couldn't find anything either.
 
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