Re: FYI: debian-legal is discussing the inclusion in the Debian archive of "erotic" interactive fiction depicting the sexual abuse of children
On 11/03/2014, Thibaut Paumard <email@example.com> wrote:
> Le 11/03/2014 20:10, Sam Kuper a écrit :
>> My point was that if legal (in some jurisdictions) and literary
>> discussions of abuse are completely excluded from Debian, then an act
>> of censorship has been performed, which may itself be viewed as a real
>> - though different - harm.
> Deciding to not include a copy of some "literary discussion" in a
> GNU/Linux distribution is by no means censorship. Please keep in mind
> what the Debian project is about.
About this, I agree with you.
That's because there's a big difference between:
(A) 'Deciding to not include a copy of some "literary discussion" in a
GNU/Linux distribution' (this can be fair enough, as I said earlier);
(b) deciding 'legal and literary discussions of abuse are completely
excluded from Debian' (which would prevent Debian from ever
distributing some valued works of the Western cultural canon, not on
the basis of their being software or not, but on the basis of their
literary content - a form of censorship).
Like you, I'm in favour (A), applied sensibly; and I'm not in favour of (B).
I responded to Joseph Neal's earlier email to the list because he's
apparently of the opposite opinion: in favour of (B) or something like
it; and by implication possibly opposed to (A).