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

On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 16:41:30 -0600, Joe Wreschnig <piman@debian.org> said: 

> On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 15:42, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 14:01:08 -0600, Joe Wreschnig
>> <piman@debian.org> said:
>> > On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 13:26, Eric Lavarde wrote:
>> >> Hi again,
>> >> 
>> >> perhaps to bring down the conversation to something more
>> >> constructive, I think we should base decision to have something
>> >> or not in Debian:
>> >> 1. _NOT_ on personal belief (else we would probably end with
>> >>    nothing).
>> > Agreed.
>> >> 2. _NOT_ on local laws (same comment).
>> > Disagreed. If Debian is illegal to distribute to some important
>> > section of people in the world, because we include strange
>> > noncritical bits of software (hotbabe, the bible), then we have a
>> > real problem.
>> In that portion of the world, sure. DSebian should continue to
>> practice freedom, and hope that those portions of the world get
>> better in time.

> But by this logic, Debian should include every bit of software it
> can -- if those countries with pesky copyright laws won't let us
> distribute it there, then we hope that portion of the world gets
> better in time.  Debian will continue to practice freedom.

	I think this is mostly correct.

> Of course, that's stupid.

	I am in awe f your debating technique.

> We need to decide what statutes if any this program could violate if

	Cool, for all the jurisdiction, it'll probably take 10
 lawyers for every DD.

> distributed, and if the risks of alienating/denying that portion of
> users (in this case, people under 18/21 in various countries Debian
> is currently "ok" in) are worth it.

	And how do we find who we are alienating? Oh, I know: lets
 have a GR.


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