On 30 Nov 2004, at 8:08 am, Joe Wreschnig wrote:
However, pornography causes significant legal problems in the US, and probably moreso in many other countries. If I give a Debian CD containing this software to a minor, am I distributing pornography? (It sure looks like it, from the pictures.) This is considered a felony in most parts of the US. Given the contributions made by people under 18 and/or 21 to Debian, this seems to cause a major technical and legal problem, regardless of any ethical one. I would ask, for this reason, that the software not be included in Debian main.
I think this is a strong argument. But it probably also applies to things like the bible. There are countries in the world where distributing the bible is illegal. It is presumably therefore also illegal to distribute Debian in those countries.
If there's going to be a policy of this sort it should be consistent. Tim -- Dr Tim Cutts GPG: 1024/D FC81E159 5BA6 8CD4 2C57 9824 6638 C066 16E2 F4F5 FC81 E159
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