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

On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 16:06:13 +0000, Helen Faulkner <helen_ml_faulkner@yahoo.co.uk> said: 

> Hi all,
>> Hi all, I read all the thread and I noted you are forgeting a main
>> problem about this package. In my point of view: First of all, it's
>> a sexist package, sure. Putting a program on Debian in which you
>> have pictures of nude women is VERY agressive to the most
>> women. Yes, it's agressive to me.

> It is also offensive to me.  I doubt that we are unusual in this.

	It is indeed in bad taste.

> [...]
>> When the sexism problem is gone, the other question we have to
>> discuss is: is it a problem to have this kind of pictures go into
>> Debian?

> 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.

	Debian's policy about inclusion of software goes beyoind
 respecting people offended by it; it is based on whether the software
 is free, and if a developer is convinced enough of its utility to put
 in the work to package it. 

	All kinds of people are offended by all  kinds of things, and
 Debian policy has een not to sit in judgement on content.

If you analyse anything, you destroy it. Arthur Miller
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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