The point is not so subtle and it's pointless to discuss it
Posted Jun 17, 2009 6:35 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Okular is doing the right thing
Parent article: Okular, Debian, and copy restrictions
Yes, because the flags for said usage restrictions are part of
the spec and the program is implementing the spec as designed.
Such behaiour is form of sabotage. It's called Italian strike.
Recently Microsoft employed it and was rightfully condemned for it.
I see no reason to applaud in this case too.
Specs are not objects of worshipment. Specs are just tools. The end goal
is usefullness of software. When specs damage this goal - they should be
ignored and/or fixed. Here is such a case.
The programmers should be commended for such
Are you masochist? Why will you commend someone for strike against you?
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