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Re: gnaughty is a hot babe



On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 03:13:32PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> 
> Hi
> 
> My packaging survey turned up a interesting suggestion
> 
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2009-May/msg01809.html
> 
> We don't currently have any guidelines covering this but considering the
> Debian action to hot babe
> 
> http://lwn.net/Articles/113644/
> 
> I wanted to asked first,  is this allowed in Fedora?
>

It seems pretty clear-cut based on the existing guidelines and practice.
The guidelines say:
 "code is permitted (assuming, of course, that it has an open source
  compatible license, is not legally questionable, etc.), only some kinds
  of content are permissable"
which seems to imply that /all/ code is permitted provided that it's
open source and not legally questionable (and there doesn't seem to be
any suggestion that this fails either of those tests). Further, one of
the categories of banned content other than porn is "Religious texts",
but Fedora includes SWORD, which is code (but with no content) designed
to handle the bible, so it would appear that packages that are intended
to handle, but do not include, banned content, are OK.

Besides which, there's always the possibility that someone could use the
gnaughty code as a base for a downloader for different content - free
software isn't limited by its original author's intentions, and
shouldn't be tainted by them either.

Ewan


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