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

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Sat Jan 21 18:43:35 PST 2006

On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 22:20 +0100, Tobias Jakobs wrote:
> 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? 
> Yes.


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


> > 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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