[Linux-aus] Things not to post to planet linux australia

Russell Stuart russell-linuxaus at stuart.id.au
Thu Mar 26 18:14:37 EST 2009

On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 17:32 +1100, Stewart Smith wrote:
> LA resources will not be used in distributing links to child
> pornography.
> Full stop, end of discussion.

I understand your position and agree with it insofar as it is the law.
For that matter it matches my personal feelings on the matter, but that
is beside the point.  Since it is illegal, the point is moot anyway.

> Feel free to run for a place on the board with an alternate position on
> this.

Please don't do this.  You obviously have a strong feelings on the
matter.  But those feelings have nothing whatsoever to do with LA, its
charter or its purpose.  Nor do they have anything to do with how
effective you are as LA's president.  Why would it influence peoples

But: "Full stop, end of discussion" does have everything to do with LA.
They are the words of a person who is prepared to run roughshod over
LA's constitution and its charter of cooperation and consensus to get
his own way.  Not a good look.  Understandable given the heat of the
moment perhaps, but I hope you later reflect on what you have just said.

> I want the censorship debate.

Sanity returns.  So the rules of engagement are: don't post links to
illegal material.  Yes?  By happy circumstance, this means
planet.linux.org.au is a child porn free zone.  Hopefully everyone is
finds this satisfactory.

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