Re: Bug#203498: ITP: decss -- utility for stripping CSS tags from an HTML page.
Jim Penny <email@example.com> writes:
(Cc'ed the bug-report)
> Uhh, it is to tweak the international copyright cartel, and the RIAA in
> particular. They have written "cease and desist" letters to anyone who
> has a file names deCSS on their system.
If this is the main reason to include it in Debian I would like to
voice my objections too (For what it is worth).
Given that the political statement is the reason for having this
package I belive it is unnecessary cluttering of the archive and added
extra confusion to our users. Our main priorities is Free Software and
our users and confusing them for a vauge political statement with no
real direct connection to free software is against our Social Contract.
Robert, I urge you to retract you ITP of this pacakge unless you can
come up with technical arguments for including the package.
I know the above is worded rather strong and I would probaly not go
any further if you decides to keep you ITP. One package doesn't in
itself lead to many problems but I would rather stop it before I
should fight a to strong precedence to keep useless political
statement out of Debian.
Peter Makholm | Why does the entertainment industry wants us to
firstname.lastname@example.org | believe that a society base on full surveillance
http://hacking.dk | is bad?
| Do they have something to hide?