Okular, Debian, and copy restrictions
Posted Jun 2, 2009 0:47 UTC (Tue) by corbet
In reply to: Okular, Debian, and copy restrictions
Parent article: Okular, Debian, and copy restrictions
I'm sorry you're not happy with the article. I do think it is an interesting and relevant topic, though. As a community, we have to make decisions like this; it's good to expose them widely and think them through.
The article talked about the configuration option and the discussion over what the default value should be. But, do me a favor: look at the screenshot and tell me how an average user will know that this option exists? Unless they've been told that there's an "unbreak this application" option available, all they will see is that they are being prevented from carrying out a natural action which, in all likelihood, infringes on nobody's rights at all.
Should we extend cp to make it refuse to copy such files? I hope you would say "no." So there's a line to be drawn somewhere. How do we decide where that line is?
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