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Re: dopewars do we need such a game in debian distribution?

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 11:00:27AM -0500, Dossy Shiobara wrote:
> On 2008.02.27, Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> wrote:
> > I think it is useful to remember that many people have different
> > thresholds for what they find offensive or funny.
> Similar to non-free, perhaps Debian needs to have its packages moved to
> drug-free, leaving packages like dopewars behind?
> :-).  :-).  :-)
> (Apply extra smileys liberally as needed.)
There was a recent incident with Wikipedia about it containing a page
with the image of mohammad. Muslims wanted this to be removed. Wikipedia
stood up for free speech and did not remove this image. The idea is that
free speech should be allowed and the choice should be left up to the
individual. So if you don't want to install/use a piece of software,
don't install/use it. Debian has various packages that contain
potentially offensive matter like the fortune packages. Debian also has
a subproject for children, so maybe you can use that installer to ensure
a 'cleaner' selections of software. Or, in true hacker spirit, you can
choose to create a Debian subproject to suit your choices and give it an
appropiate name. 
hope that explains,
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