Who let this guy in here???
After reading this article, I think that the use of a computer while smoking CRACK should be restricted.
I mean, the point of open source is to allow your users to alter the software to do what they want / need it to do. If that is block sites, you'll have to find a way to get around that. Remember, we are not supposed to be able to watch DVDs in Linux, but we can. There is a new copyright signal in music, but ( I think it was ) Stanford U. had a crack for that moments after it was released. The best part about the GPL is that any changes to a program that is GPLed have to be GPLed too. How hard would it be to get around a GPL content filter? Just look at the source, and see how they did it.
Finally, this idea of the government using open source sw to content filter: If we had to, I'm sure we could overturn that sort of thing. I mean, I'm just as dissapointed with our government as the next guy, but we are still in control if we want to take a stand. In Washington St., where I live, we just decided to outlaw excessive taxes on vehicle tabs. My yearly car license went from like $350 per year to like $33. We can control the government if we need to. And I think we might want to get ready. But leave open source out of it....