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    Debconf 2 Post Mortem
    Submitted by robster on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 – 09:51
    DebianJoe Drew has posted his post mortem of Debconf 2 which he very generously organised. In it he describes how he managed to cope with the problems thrown up and things he would do different next time.

    For those who could not attend, like myself, presentations for the conference are available here. And of course, a FS conference would not be complete without a huge collection of photographs, available here

    So… who is organising Debconf 3 then?

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    Subject: Nice Tshirt Branden
    Author: rushuru
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/07/10 – 12:36
    You know what happened in the USSR, don’t you?
    I suggest you move to North Korea if you want to experience it somewhat, and know better what you’re promoting.
    I hope there won’t be anymore picture of debian developpers wearing tshirts of whatever promoting regims/countries/organizations/individuals convicted of crime against humanity.
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    Subject: What about his other one?
    Author: seeS
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/07/17 – 07:07
    The Atari T-shirt offends me. Go the Amiga! (not that I own one any more)

    Couldn’t give a stuff about Karl Marx and UUCP, he should of been using using fidonet anyway the slacker.

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    Subject: If you took offence at that …
    Author: Thing
    Date: Friday, 2002/07/12 – 13:31
    … I’ve got a T-shirt that would really piss you off.

    It’s the stars&stripes, but intead of stars it has a swastika.

    When I saw a friend wearing one, I laughed so much that they insisted on buying me one as a present.

    It seems to really upset some people. 🙂

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    Subject: nice conclusion jumping, rushuru
    Author: Overfiend
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/07/10 – 20:45
    You know what happened in the USSR, don’t you? eh?

    As I understand it, on the order of 20 million people — perhaps more —
    died at the hands of famine, disease, and Stalin’s government, and this
    doesn’t even count the people killed by the German army in World War II.

    I am sorry, but I will not take you up on your suggestion to move
    to North Korea.

    T-shirts don’t kill people, people kill people. If you’d like to
    construct a society where all dissention from whatever religious and
    or patriotic beliefs you happen to hold is suppressed, you go right ahead.
    But I’ll fight you if you try to do it in the United States. I’m sure
    there are a few sandbars in the Pacific Ocean where you can undertake
    your conformist Utopian enterprise unmolested.

    In the meantime, I will continue to do the best I can in word and deed
    to uphold the values expressed in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting
    the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;
    or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
    and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    You might also consider the unanimous opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court
    in 1964 in the case New York Times Co. v. Sullivan.

    “…we consider this case against the background of a profound
    national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues
    should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well
    include vehement, caustic and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks
    on government and public officials.”

    If you are unhappy with a libertarian approach to freedom of expression, I suggest
    that it is you who should find a different country in which to live.
    That, or you can simply apply for a job with the current administration, where your
    fascist attitude appears to be in vogue.

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    Subject: Wow, you need to stop trying
    Author: Kamion
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/07/10 – 19:28
    Wow, you need to stop trying to find things to get offended about. 🙂

    But hey, since I suspect half the point of the T-shirt was to annoy unthinking Americans (a noble goal), I doubt Branden will mind too much …

    Colin Watson

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    Subject: No absolutes, please…
    Author: gwolf
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/07/10 – 15:47
    I have yet to know of a regime that can’t be catalogued as represive or murderous… Odds are you are American – Outside your country, the USA is viewed just as the USSR was viewed by you some years ago, but without regard for its poor or workers. And yes, I might also be very short-sighted here. I would not like to live in the USSR – I have many Cuban friends, and have been to Cuba… That’s not something I want. But… Please, name just one government which does not squash oposition given a chance.
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    Subject: Re: Nice Tshirt Branden
    Author: gowlin
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/07/10 – 13:12
    I think you probably misunderstand the reference.

    But hey, everything is open to misinterpretation. Take it as you will.

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