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Re: inappropriate racist and other offensive material



On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 11:04:30PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 10:01:41PM -0600, Scott Dier wrote:
> > * Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> [020313 17:22]:
> > > anarchy docs, bitchx, sex, etc. etc. etc.

> > This reeks of 'abstaince-only' sexual education. (Yes, there are public
> > schools who don't tell their kids about condoms if their parents desire.)

> > Is the focus of debian jr. to promote ignorance, or to provide a package
> > set for kids?

> The argument was that Debian Jr. is for kids (like little kids, not
> teenagers). IMO, if you are installing for a child, you should pay close
> attention to anything you install anyway. But, for the sake of forcing
> the issue, the Debian Jr. metapackage could conflict with known
> offensive packages. It's perfectly normal to do so. I surely wouldn't
> give my 5 year old a subscription to a nude magazine along with his
> Children's Book of the Month Club.

IOW, the Debian Jr. metapackage would be rendered incompatible with multi-user
systems?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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