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

On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 10:32 +0000, Tim Cutts wrote:
> On 30 Nov 2004, at 8:08 am, Joe Wreschnig wrote:
> > 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.
> I think this is a strong argument.  But it probably also applies to 
> things like the bible.  There are countries in the world where 
> distributing the bible is illegal.  It is presumably therefore also 
> illegal to distribute Debian in those countries.
> If there's going to be a policy of this sort it should be consistent.

Put such possibly controversial matter in contrib?  Is contrib
on disk 1?  If not, then at least disk 1 would be legal anywhere.

Should this be moved to debian-legal?

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail.

Don't think of it as a flame, think of it as an argument that
does 3d6 fire damage!

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