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

Helen Faulkner <helen_ml_faulkner@yahoo.co.uk> writes:
> I think that is the main issue here.  I would like to believe that
> Debian is capable of showing more respect for other people than
> including hotbabe in the distribution would indicate.

First, I'm not saying that I personally feel that hotbabe should be
part of the Debian, but I think that hotbabe demonstrates a larger

The problem is that Debian is about freedom of speech. If we start
dropping packages just because they are offensive to somebody, we are
compromising that ideal. Should we drop the Bible packages because
they are offensive to quite a few Islamists? Should we refuse to add a
Koran package as it is offensive to some Christians? Remove the
fortunes-off because it offends probably quite a large group of

Yes, hotbabe is sexist (at least in it's current incarnation - if it
included a male theme then it would only be sexually offensive to
some) and as such should probably be an extra priority package. Even
though we shouldn't exclude offensive packages we have the right to
make moral judgements and try to keep the higher priorities

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