Re: Bug#203498: ITP: decss -- utility for stripping CSS tags from an HTML page.
On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 11:38:12 -0500
Steve Langasek <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 05:56:32PM +0200, Emile van Bergen wrote:
> > > I object to this ITP. Not very strongly, but I still object.
> > I think it's a wonderful idea to have a decss package in Debian. If
> > Debian cannot distribute the decss that allows Debian users to view
> > DVD movies (yet), then distributing this one is a good alternative,
> > I'd say.
> You're clearly quite mad. Regardless of whether this script is
> trivial to implement, it's not something anyone should be encouraged
> to actually*use*. CSS is the *best* feature of the HTML4 standard.
> Why would anyone in their right mind wish to strip nearly all the
> logical structure markup out of a document?
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. This is an attempt to make such
a filename so common that these letters are pointless, and possibly
evidence of illegal activity.