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Re: Package Maintainers Flags policy



On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 7:19 PM, Seth Vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org> wrote:
>
>
> On Tue, 19 May 2009, Christopher Stone wrote:
>
>> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 6:59 AM, Seth Vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> What if a non-authoritarian regime didn't want us to distribute a flag
>>> that
>>> was offensive to their democratically-empowered populace? Would that be
>>> okay
>>> then?
>>
>> Please Seth, a non-authoritarian regime wouldn't be making demands on
>> what you can distribute, if they did, they would be authoritarian.
>> Your logic needs to be improved, and I am in disagreement with you on
>> this topic.
>
> Making laws does not make a gov't authoritarian.
>
> or rather if you believe that making laws makes a gov't authoritarian then
> there is no point in continuing the conversation.
>
> Germany bans nazi flags - that's a classic example of a non-authoritarian
> gov't keeping us from distributing specific flags.

I would argue that it depends on the law.  I would also argue that
banning something like a flag means that you fear what that flag
represents.  The Chinese have to censor a lot of information because
they fear it.  The Communist party fears losing its power, that is why
they censor and ban certain information.


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