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

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Joe Wreschnig <piman@debian.org> writes:

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

Agreed.  If Debian were seen to be distributing pornography, I think
it could cause untold damage to our reputation, and much more
potential legal problems than e.g. non-US ever did.

> The feeling I get from the thread so far is that most developers don't
> consider this pornography, and so okay to distribute to minors. Or
> alternately, if it is, then we don't care about blocking distribution of
> Debian to people in the affected countries because they have bigger
> problems. Fine, then I have no problem including it, though I will
> lament the continual archive bloat for Yet Another System Monitor.

FWIW, I don't think this should be included in Debian, either.  I
don't like pornography, I don't think we should be distributing
pornography (even if it's cartoons), and we already have enough far
too many system monitors.

To be honest, I'd rather more time was spent on better integrating and
fixing the packages we have got, rather than trying to package
absolutely every piece of free software out there.  I don't see a lot
of value in packaging peoples "my first shell script" or minor
variations on common programs.  I'd like for the bar for new packages
to be set rather higher than it is at the moment, and if it doesn't
add any value over existing equivalents or have much general use it
doesn't get in.


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