Re: Questionable image process. Was: Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- (abusive?) erotic images in Debian
Bruce Perens wrote:
David Weinehall wrote:
I'll take your word. However, we seem to be lacking some process here.
I don't have a guideline at hand regarding what can and can not be
distributed to minors, with impunity, in various places. Lacking that,
we should probably have a procedure in place to run any questionable
images and dialogue by our volunteer counsel simply to get a call
regarding how much trouble they could make for the project and its
members. The goal is to be able to say that we distributed the image
on advice of counsel, which can help us if the image gets us in court
The ITP contains a link to the source for the package.
You *really* need to have a look at the pictures. All of your
argumentation below about pron neatly goes *wooosh*.
How counsel reports back may be complicated due to issues of
attorney-client privilege. We probably want to be able to maintain
privilege so that we don't have to report to a court what we discussed
with our attorney. It's not yet clear to me that stuff we post to
debian-private is still under privilege. I'd have to ask our lawyer.
This process is complex as it is multi-facetted.
It's not just open source, it deals specifically with open access as well.
To further complicate things, it deals with introducing a common factor
within an international, multicultural environment.
The OpenNetInitiative recently completed a study dealing with some of
these aspects which might help.