who wrote this
perrin at apotheon.com
Mon Nov 26 13:38:34 PST 2007
On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 10:05:05AM -0600, eBoundHost: Artur wrote:
> 1) first of all, i don't think that freebsd operating system is an
> appropriate forum to express political views. so whether we are for or
> against censorship or democracy or fascism or communism, it really does not
> matter. what matters is how good our coding is, and how appropriate the
> wording on our website. because like it or not, we have to present a
> decent website that does not offend our users and does not make us look bad
> in front of non-users.
I find that ironic, considering any attempt to pretend Hitler didn't
exist is, in itself, a political statement. The statement that Hitler
quotes are not to be relegated to the "offensive" file just because
Hitler said them is about as anti-political a statement as one can make.
It basically means "I don't care about your political sensibilities.
Quotes will be judged based on whether they're interesting, not whether
you have some kind of political problem with them." It's more succinct,
though, and makes the very clear point that people should stop trying to
get Hitler quotes moved into "offensive".
> grandmother also has some interesting things to say but you don't put her
> name on the front page of the Fortune program because it's not appropriate.
> Same thing here. Just not an appropriate forum.
What Hitler said wasn't placed on the FreeBSD fortune page, either. Your
analogy is broken.
CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
Larry Wall: "A script is what you give the actors. A program is what you
give the audience."
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