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Re: Anarchism package

On Thu, Nov 16, 2000 at 07:58:16AM +0100, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> Tolerance would require that we give same rights to all documents. We could,
> for instance pack the Communist Manifesto. I repeat that IMHO this manifesto,
> as the other documents that have been discussed, don't belong into Debian.
> However, if we give room to one then tolerance would require that we give
> equal rights to others.

The reason, IMO, we shouldn't package all documents is because we don't
have the space, and there's no advantage to grabbing the Communist Manifesto
from Debian as opposed to from Project Gutenberg. However, if you as a 
developer decide to package the Communist Manifesto and can withstand the
flames, I'm not sure anyone is going to stop you. (I wouldn't recommend
Mein Kamph, though. That gets into the problem it's non-de and non-il and
we don't have the mirrors set up like that now.)
> The way of tolerance is to keep these themes outside. As the constitution
> of some states explicitely separate religion and state.

I think that's a false analogy. States that seperate religion and state still
have religious books in libraries and teach classes about religions. They
merely don't esponse any religion or the principle of having no religion. I
think Debian has been very good at following those principles, and I would
like to see it continue (and not only because I think Thomas Bushnell could
kick my butt in the resulting flamewar.)

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
As centuries of pulp novels and late-night Christian broadcasting have taught 
us, anything we don't understand can be used for the purposes of Evil.
	-- Kenneth Hite, Suppressed Transmissions

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