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From Chuck Murcko <ch...@telebase.com>
Subject Re: mod_pics_simple
Date Thu, 31 Oct 1996 09:48:36 GMT
sameer liltingly intones:
> 
> 	Now that mod_pics_simple is already in the tree I feel like I
> am too late to talk about this, but we haven't shipped a beta yet, so
> maybe there is hope.
> 
> 	I don't think we should put mod_pics_simple in the standard
> distribution. I think that PICS is a very highly charged
> politically-loaded censorship standard. Now I'm not saying that the
> group should ditch mod_pics_simple as a statement that PICS is wrong,
> but it seems to me that inclusion of PICS is an implicit support for
> PICS.
> 	Now if the group consensus is we *should* support PICS, then I
> am not going to continue to say that mod_pics_simple should be
> removed. But if the group doesn't feel like advocating the standard,
> it shouldn't be included.
> 	(I have no problem with it being on the module registry and
> available on the www.apache.org site. That sort of availability
> doesn't appear that it is endorsement)
> 
> 	So if the group doesn't want to endorse PICS, I think we
> should remove it.
> 
Having read the October article in Communications of the ACM on PICS,
I'm in agreement  with Sameer on this one. I was originally in favor
of the mod_pics_simple inclusion.

chuck
Chuck Murcko	N2K Inc.	Wayne PA	chuck@telebase.com
And now, on a lighter note:
It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.



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