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Re: Foul language on debian lists (was Re: Spam impersonating me (was Re: Spam: the last straw))



on Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 08:57:42AM +0100, Hans Ekbrand (hans@sociologi.cjb.net) wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 10:52:13PM +0100, Jens Müller wrote:
> > Hans Ekbrand <hans@sociologi.cjb.net> writes:
> > 
> > > I think Karsten is wrong here. There is a "Code of Conduct" section
> > > on http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/ that prohibits the use of
> > > foul language.  Let me quote
> > > 
> > > "Do not use foul language; besides, some people receive the lists
> > > via packet radio, where swearing is illegal."
> > > 
> > > I remebered that since it was a striking example of how authors of
> > > webb pages should not make assumptions about the means by which the
> > > reader is accessing that material (i.e. Don't rely on images for
> > > navigation, don't use tables to solve layout problems)
> > 
> > But here it is not about format, but about content. And please tell me
> > in which country swearing on packet radio is illegal. US? Might
> > be. Other countries? Probably not.
> > 
> > And this limitation is not one imposed by the medium, but by some
> > stupid[1] law.
> > 
> > OT: Do you have any links to judicial decisions as to the
> > constitutionality of that "no swearing on packet radio" law?
> > 
> > 
> > [1] Is that a swear word?
> > 
> 
> Let me remind you what Karsten stated:
> 
> > Informed by whom?  There's no notice of such a policy on the Debian
> > website.  The only list policies I'm familiar with are open/closed
> > subscription, moderation, and the advertising policy:
> >
> >     http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/#ads
> 
> 
> I'd say there is.

Looks like I missed that first time over.  

Hmmm...I still think that's moderately f*cked -- anyone who's
transmitting linux kernel sources is sending more than a few
obscenities.  I'm also of the mind that there's a time and a place for
strong language, and computers are frequently both.

Peace.

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