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Re: Bug#138541: ITP: debian-sanitize (was Re: inappropriate racist and other offensive material)

On Tue, 19 Mar 2002 04:12, mdanish@andrew.cmu.edu wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 04:41:34PM -0800, Adam McKenna wrote:
> > If you do that then you are catering to the lowest common denominator --
> > the Lazarus Longs of the world, and not to the intelligent users who we
> > want to have using our distro.
> Heh, everytime I see "Lazarus Long" I cannot help thinking of the Robert
> Heinlein character.  I'm sure he wouldn't approve of any censorware;
> it would catch all of his books ;)

Depends on the criteria.  If you filter on incest, sex acts involving 12yo 
children, orgies, or drugs then RAH's books would get hit hard.

If you filter on homosexuality then it'll be fine as it appears that RAH 
didn't approve of that sort of thing.  It's notable that the only sex acts 
not condoned in RAH's books are rape, bestiality, and homosexuality.

> I wonder if it's really this guy's name.

Of course not.

> Nonetheless, last time I checked, Debian does not discriminate based on
> our users' intelligence.  If users want this software, then it is our duty
> to cater to this.

We are not required to do stupid things to cater for stupid people.  For 
example we don't include software that produces security holes no matter how 
badly the stupid users may want it.

If you send email to me or to a mailing list that I use which has >4 lines
of legalistic junk at the end then you are specifically authorizing me to do
whatever I wish with the message and all other messages from your domain, by
posting the message you agree that your long legalistic sig is void.

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