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Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- erotic graphical system activity monitor

On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 17:31, Thibaut VARENE wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name    : hot-babe
>   Version         : 0.2.0
>   Upstream Authors: David Odin <David@dindinx.org>
>   		    Cyprien Laplace <cyprien33@laposte.net>
> 		    graphics: Bruno Bellamy <bellamy@neverland.net>
> * URL             : http://dindinx.net/hotbabe/
> * License         : Artistic License
>   Description     : a rather erotic graphical system activity monitor
>   hot-babe is a small graphical utility which display the system activity in a
>   very special way. When the CPU is idle, it displays a dressed girl, and when
>   the activity goes up, as the temperature increases, the girl begins to undress
>   to finish totally naked when the system activity reaches 100%.
>   .
>   The girl (aka "Bellaminette") graphics are courtesy of Bruno Bellamy
>   (http://neverland.net/bellamy/).
>   .
>   Of course, if you can be shocked by nudity, don't use it!
> This ITP would also close the following RFP:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-wnpp/2003/12/msg00118.html
> Please mind that the license has changed to make both the coders and
> graphic designer happy. They have all settled for the Artistic License.

I have no moral/ethical problem with this, and would normally encourage
controversial material (such as religious and political texts) to enter
Debian provided they're free.

However, pornography causes significant legal problems in the US, and
probably moreso in many other countries. If I give a Debian CD
containing this software to a minor, am I distributing pornography? (It
sure looks like it, from the pictures.) This is considered a felony in
most parts of the US. Given the contributions made by people under 18
and/or 21 to Debian, this seems to cause a major technical and legal
problem, regardless of any ethical one.

I would ask, for this reason, that the software not be included in
Debian main.
Joe Wreschnig <piman@debian.org>

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