8 Jan 2005 beto   » (Journeyer)

Here is my opinion on the Newsforge’s article on Debian and Hot Babe

The Debian community should not be discussing whether a package is "politically correct", or "offensive", or "against someone's moral", or "lack of values", or something like that. The main Debian folks scope is to deliver the best Free operating system they can. As long as the software works and is Free, they should not be concerned about anything else, unless it includes illegal or extreme offensive/dangerous content.

I think there is an easy solution to this "problem": Look for a workaround to print a message warning about the nature of the images immediately after Hot-Babe installation finishes, something like:

WARNING: The images used by this program may be offensive to some people, are Not Worf Safe and should not be viewed by a minor without parental advice. If the package bothers you, just uninstall it as soon as you can.

Maybe in this way Debian avoids legal problems and everybody should be (at least partially) satisfied.

Come on, if a nude girl drawing offends you, just don't install the package.

And if the program is found illegal in some country, just remove it from Debian (the Universal Operating System)

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