While I love me some DOOM on the XO, it is a violent game and might not be right for One Laptop Per Child's target audience: children.
Bryan Berry doesn't think DOOM should even be on the OLPC Wiki
I feel very strongly that violent games should not be associated with OLPC. Albert Cahalan points out that games like Doom can teach geometry and other skills. There are ways to teach those skills w/out involving violence.He brings up a valid point, but his actions in response to his opinion, removing DOOM from the Wiki, brought about a lively discussion. Let's have Noah Kantrowitz explain the basic rebuttal:
I work in Nepal, a country recovering from an 11-year civil war. Exposure to more violence, real or virtual, is the last thing most Nepali communities want…
We can debate forever whether violent games cause violence. The fact is many those people (esp. outside the US) whose support we need for OLPC, think that violent games are damaging to kids. We need to respect that sentiment.
I understand your point, however this is the case, the government in Nepal should simply decide not to include the offending material on their software image.A little less radical is the compromise struck to keep a wiki edit war from happening: Jameson "Chema" Quinn made a subpage called Activities/unendorsed to host DOOM outside of the OLPC Activities page.
OLPC is not in the business of censorship or content classification, and you have no right to try and remove thing from the wiki just because you dislike them. If you are worried children will find distasteful things on the internet, perhaps you shouldn't give them a laptop.
Do you think its enough?