[Clipart] clipart Digest, Vol 76, Issue 13

John Olsen johnny_automatic at mac.com
Wed Jul 14 18:19:16 PDT 2010

On Jul 14, 2010, at 5:49 PM, clipart-request at lists.freedesktop.org wrote:

> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 08:54:09 +1200
> From: chovynz <chovynz at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] Logo should be removed.
> To: clipart at lists.freedesktop.org
> Message-ID: <4C3E23F1.9010303 at gmail.com>
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> While I sympathise with what you have written, and are feeling about 
> this clipart, when swastikas are put up, we don't remove those. When 
> upside down crosses are put up we don't remove those. If we make an 
> exception for Odinism/?satr? when it offends someone, then we also need 
> to make exceptions when our clipart offends the Christians/Muslims/Hindu 
> faiths/German history as well. This is a black hole that we will never 
> escape from if we start down that road. That's something that has been 
> clear from the beginning, we don't remove clipart based on 
> offensiveness, and so I disagree with the request for removal.
> I don't really know how to address this issue (since compassion to other 
> people is one of the foundations of good community), yet I also think 
> there is nothing to be done, based on the policies of OCAL and what they 
> have been for a long time.
> One thing I can suggest is having a function in the user profile 
> settings, a function that excludes displaying user-input tags. So if the 
> clipart is tagged correctly it might be possible to custom-censor your 
> own Library experience. Programmers like Bassel would be able to tell 
> you if this idea is actually possible, but it's one that if it works 
> might address the whole larger issue of offensive cliparts. See here 
> <http://openclipart.org/wiki/File:User-profile-settings.jpg>for example.
> I hope this helps understanding in some small way.
> Chovynz

Wow, I've never offended an Odinist before.  In fact, I've never run into an offended Odinist before. Come to think of it, I've never met an Odinsit before.

1. Are we sure this isn't just trolling?
2. Note to self: Add Odinists to those I need to offend


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