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

On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 23:47:11 +0000, Roger Leigh <rleigh@whinlatter.ukfsn.org> said: 

> 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.

	We distribute purity-off, and fortunes-off, some of which
 content is deemed vulgar, and perhaps even pornographic. 

>> 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.

	Sure, I find the package in bad taste. And we have many
 editors, we do not need to distribute vi, which I find offensive as
 well. But my opinions seem to carry little weight.

> 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.

	No one is stopping you, are they?

> 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

	No one is forcing you to.

> 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.

	Umm, when I package new stuff, the effort that goes into that,
 and the fact that I am signing up to fix bugs, etc, is an indication
 that I think there is value added by that package.

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