Comment 2V7S Re: "Conservatism"


Opensource game rejected from Debian for authors' social beliefs


"Conservatism" (Score: 3, Insightful)

by on 2014-11-21 20:31 (#2V57)

Although I would not consider myself to be conservative. I don't think MikeeeUSA's behavior would be tolerated by any mainstream political movement. He's not being targeted for his political beliefs, but for his trolling behavior. Plus, that was like one guy suggesting that it not be packaged, not a Debian wide decision or policy.

Re: "Conservatism" (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-11-22 08:06 (#2V5C)

It was closed as "won't fix". That's as close to a debian-wide policy as one might get without a TC
or GR decision.
As recently as 100 years ago the views expressed were mainstream.
(Or 25 years ago for the deep south)

Re: "Conservatism" (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-11-24 14:42 (#2V7S)

1) No. This is Debian Policy:

Nothing in there about the views of the upstream author, only about the actual license of the software.

2) The guy's an asshole first and foremost. While I wouldn't agree with them if he made them in a more civil manner, I think a nicer presentation of them would be tolerated by more people. I don't agree with many people's opinions on politics outside of the free software movement. I would fight for the inclusion of his work, if it were meaningful ( and not a game), and he were not an asshole. As an upstream, I believe it would be very difficult for anyone to deal with him, especially a female.


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2014-11-26 17:39 Informative +1

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