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At the Open Source Developers Conference in Melbourne in December 2006, Perl community member Adam Kennedy gave a lightning talk (a short (5 minute) talk for which he didn't have to submit an abstract) on the CPAN Acme::Playmate module, a joke Perl module designed to download the measurements of Playboy magazine Playmates from the Playboy website. (The 'Acme' namespace in Perl is the joke namespace.) During his talk Kennedy showed (twice) a single still photo of a Playboy model.

The chair of the lightning talk session, Richard Jones, apologised the morning following the lightning talk session for allowing the material at all and for allowing Kennedy to present his full set of slides. Kennedy also posted an apology in his blog.