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

>>>>> "Kalle" == Kalle Kivimaa <killer@debian.org> writes:

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

Everyone has different standards on what is offensive and what is not

However, I get the impression that giving children access to nude
pictures is generally considered wrong in a number of different
cultures and countries.

This is different from the Bible - if you find the bible offensive you
don't have to install it.

If you don't want your kids to install nude pictures, they might find
it on a source you hadn't anticipated (a Debian CD of all things) and
install it without your permission.

Just as we value "freedom" in creating Debian, there should also be
freedom in being able to distribute it. If Debian were to become known
as a CD containing Adult images, especially for the sake of software
that has no real purpose, then this could be very damaging, and it
could be difficult to repair the damage to our reputation (even if we
subsequently removed the software).

In much the same way I have seen people get upset when they discover
commercially available Windows software comes with free erotic photos
(sorry, I can't remember what software now), I think the same applies
here. (Admittedly it is worse, IMHO, when it gets installed without
your consent).
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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