[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

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

On 02-Dec-04, 08:28 (CST), John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> wrote: 
> Don't forget that people can sue us -- and force us to mount a costly
> defence -- even if the law is on our side.

They can do this no matter what we do. You may recently have heard of a
company named "SCO".

I personally find hot-babe silly, at best. I can see that some might be
offended - people often choose to offended in ways that baffle me. But
if you're going to remove every package in Debian that might offend, or
might be illegal somewhere, then there are many packages that are more
problematic than hot-babe, starting with, as many have already pointed
out, bible-kjv.

I'm completely serious here: I think the general attitude promoted by
the Christian Bible (and other religious texts), that is, promotion
of intolerance, irrationality, and the supernatural over science and
rational thought, is much more offensive and harmful to society that
than a cartoon nipple. I've not previously objected to the inclusion
of the Bible because I think that censorship is even worse. But if we,
Debian, are going to go down that path, then that would be the first
thing on my list.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

Reply to: