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Re: Why are these packages in Debian?

>> On Mon, 07 Apr 2003 21:21:09 +0200,
>> Nikos  <nikos@altern.org> said: 

 > You are right, the Bible, or the collected works of Shakespeare,
 > are important pieces for culture. But they have nothing to do in an
 > operating system!

	Neither does fortune. Or vi. (We have emacs already) (;-), for
 the humour impaired)

 > Why to privilege one religion or political opinion? How to
__> apt-cache show display-dhammapada
Package: display-dhammapada
Priority: optional
Section: misc
Installed-Size: 264
Maintainer: David Starner <dvdeug@debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Version: 0.21-3
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.4-4)
Recommends: xbase-clients
Filename: pool/main/d/display-dhammapada/display-dhammapada_0.21-3_i386.deb
Size: 60148
MD5sum: 89f265e7af2fb01c02459cc7b91ea52c
Description: Displays verses from the Dhammapada.
 Displays a random verse (a dhammapada) from an English translation of the
 Dhammapada. It works similarly to fortune, so you can put it in your shell
 startup script.

	Satisfied that we care for for more than one religion?	

 > distinguish "useful" (as David Nusinow said) or useless texts? It's
 > simply impossible. So you will have to collect lots and lots of
 > books to avoid "Discrimination Against Persons or Groups" (as
 > written in the Debian Free Software Guidelines), and that's not the
 > duty of an operating sytem.

	Why do you think that the bible does not belong to an OS, but
 games do? Or fortune cookies? Or vi?

I'm a GENIUS!  I want to dispute sentence structure with SUSAN SONTAG!!
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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