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Re: dopewars do we need such a game in debian distribution?

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Lennart Sorensen wrote:
| On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:22:08PM +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:
|> and while you're at it, please remove the various tea-timers too. One
|> tea party was enough.
| How about those bible texts.  Better get rid of those.  Some awful stuff
| in those too.
| kraptor has you killing people (seems worse than dope to me), and I am
| sure there are lots of others as well.
| I bet the password test/crack tools are illegal some places too.  THey
| better go too then.
| --
| Len Sorensen

I do feel like a prude for saying it, but I was pretty taken aback when
I saw this in the repository for the first time. But, I can respect that
Debian has one of the largest repos of any gnu/linux distribution, and I
think that it is Debian's job to have as many stable packages to offer
users as possible - not to filter out what some people may find
inappropriate or inferior (if that were the case - the KDE/GNOME debates
and browser flame wars would have destroyed us).

That said, I can't say I have much respect for those who wrote, ported,
package, or play this game. It's just dumb.

So I don't like it it, but I don't think it should be removed from the
repositories. Good sysadmins will make sure not to install something
like this on a work or family machine, which is easy enough (the way
apt* and any package manager works, the sysadmin must manually and
specifically select such a package).

And I don't expect Debian will start pushing dopewars down the throats
of those who don't want it any sooner than they push IceWeasel on Konqi
fanboys or Blackbox on the Fluxbox fanboys.

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Matthew K Poer
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