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NewsForge: Hot Babe and Debian: A Test Case for Community Standards in Free Software

Jan 07, 2005, 19:45 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Thibaut Varene didn't mean to start a discussion about free software projects and community standards. But that's what he did when he posted an Intent to Package notice to the Debian-devel list for a novelty program called Hot Babe. The notice resulted in half a dozen threads and hundreds of emails, and an ongoing debate about whether a free software project like Debian should accept packages that are sexist, pornographic, or otherwise potentially offensive--and who and who would be held to account in any resulting legal action..."

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