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

On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 12:28:20PM -0200, Fernanda Giroleti Weiden wrote:
> "It is also the type of discussion that deterred me 
> from becoming involved in Debian for some time."
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-women/2004/12/msg00011.html

Indeed, and in addition to the powerful legal arguments, this is another
powerful argument.

If our goal is to advance the cause of a Free operating system, then why
should we be including, in our OPERATING SYSTEM, images that serve no
useful purpose, and instead alienate millions or billions of people
worldwide?  How does this advance our stated priorities: our users and
Free Software?  Does anyone seriously think that we are being a
disservice to users because we don't have porn integrated into the
operating system?  Does anyone seriously think that including these
particular images would be such an overwhelming benefit?

Regardless of our personal opinions on this particular question, the
fact remains that it is deeply offensive to many people.  This is not
the right way to show people that Free Software is the way to go.  By
all means, let's be open and inclusive and accept Free software from
everywhere and users from everywhere.  But at the same time, we don't
have to accept images from everywhere nor any developer that knocks at
our door.

This is not our fight.  Let's fight for Free Software, and let others
battle this one out.

-- John

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