[Clipart] Open Clip Art Library belonging to Open Office?

Tobias Jakobs tobias.jakobs at web.de
Thu Jan 12 13:20:57 PST 2006

Am Dienstag, den 10.01.2006, 19:00 +0100 schrieb Tareq Kakar:
> I see, so at least we share one agreement: Being against the US's 
> war against the world. I'd be interested in having your response 
> concerning following question:
> Would you approve of Open Clip Art Library taking in Nazi symbols? 


> Would you approve that under your "free speech" argument? 

> Furthermore why did you, as you write, resist publishing "historical 
> flags, body parts, religious symbols" in the beginning?
Because we don't want it. If you start censoring every think just
because it could be a problem somewhere in the world you will have no
cliparts left.

> You know there cannot be absolute "free speech" and often that concept 
> is hijacked for political purposes. I agree with open intellectual 
> discourse in accordance with manners, but don't agree with a hijacked 
> notion of "free spech". Listen, assume you're the director of a stadium 
> and somebody wants to get into the stadium in order to shout "Fire... 
> Fire!!!" Would you let him in because of "free speech"???

An image will kill no one, so this is not an good example. 
> Sometimes "free speech" is very harmful & coming back to our issue I'd 
> say that it's rather better to remove symbols of the US military and 
> also of other war mongers & criminals that are harming civilization 
> & humanity. Also I don't agree with all the games that are created to 
> glorify the US military. What's behind that? It's only a question of 
> manner, humanity and some basic reason to gather the courage to say a 
> clear & loud NO, NO, NO to criminals, butchers & enemies of humanity. 
This images can even be used against war. And I would like to see this
images in the Open Clip Art Library because I'm against any war.


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