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Re: Censorship in Debian

On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 09:31:46PM +0000, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> I was recently at the UN forum on business and human rights, listening
> to an Iranian dissident talk[1] about the extremes that his country goes
> to in censoring and silencing people who don't agree with their rulers. 
> I would encourage people to watch the video.
> At that very same moment, the anti-harassment team were censoring[2] a
> Debian Developer's blog from Planet Debian.  Chilling.
> Looking at Debian's code of conduct[9], there is no compelling violation
> of the code in Norbert's writing.  Indeed, the only violation of the
> code of conduct may be the act of censorship itself: the very first
> point tells us "inevitably there will be people with whom you may
> disagree, or find it difficult to cooperate. Accept that, but even so,
> remain respectful."
> Even without contemplating the code of conduct, censorship has a
> sinister effect on discussion.

I agree with you wholeheartly.  Censorship is at the root, or very close to
the roots, of pretty much any violation of freedom I can think of.

⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁ Ivan was a worldly man: born in St. Petersburg, raised in
⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀ Petrograd, lived most of his life in Leningrad, then returned
⠈⠳⣄⠀⠀⠀⠀ to the city of his birth to die.

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