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

On Sun, 5 Dec 2004 12:21:04 -0600, Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> said: 

> On 05-Dec-04, 09:07 (CST), Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 05, 2004 at 08:45:56AM -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
>> > On 05-Dec-04, 04:55 (CST), James Foster <jamesfoster@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > 
>> > > There's no excuse for censorship, ever.
>> > > 
>> > 
>> > Okay everybody, repeat after me: Choosing not to distribute a
>> > given package is NOT censorship.
>> And telling somebody else that they can't distribute a given
>> package IS censorship.

> I haven't told anyone that they can't distribute it. We, Debian, can
> choose not to distribute certain materials w/o it being censorship.

	We do not as a project decide to include or not include
 packages. The people who do the work decide what they work on. No one
 decided we should or should not have slat in the project. 

	If I  package a package, you do not have a right to tell me it
 shall not be included just because you do not like it. Either prove
 it is illegal, or it goes in.

> My local library does not buy and circulate every single book that
> comes on the market. That's not censorship. They have limited
> resources, and thus must make choices.

	The resources such a small package usees are the maintianers
 time -- and one that has been provided, rejecting a donated book
 because of the content would be censorship.

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.  If your ideas are any
good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." -- Howard Aiken
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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