On Sat, 2 May 2015 22:06:07 Miriam Ruiz wrote: > 2015-05-02 13:56 GMT+02:00 Dmitry Smirnov <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > > Besides artists do not like censorship. Debian is like a publisher and if > > we start removing not-really-offensive artwork then artists will be very > > disappointed. I would. Those who demand to remove those images -- you > > would be very upset if publisher would drop your content that you > > included in your artwork. > > Debian's priorities are our users and free software, not upstream. It > is up to the package maintainers (in principle) to decide if patching > or not some contents out of a program serves our users better or > worse. We can choose to not touch anything and let the programs as > they are, or we may choose to patch them according to what we feel is > better. As a general rule, both options are perfectly valid depending > on the circumstances. So yeah, those who are personally involved in > packaging that game can perfectly decide to patch it, or decide not to > do it, and it won't be the end of the world. Of course maintainers can (i.e. have power to) drop upstream components. I was trying to explain why doing so might be a bad idea unless there are very strong reasons to remove anything. I see censoring upstream content as disservice to our users especially when it is done on questionable moral grounds. I would not appreciate that kind of "service" done on my behalf. I want to discourage content censorship because it may do more harm than good. -- Cheers, Dmitry Smirnov GPG key : 4096R/53968D1B --- "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. -- H. L. Mencken
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