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Re: Discussion of bug #311683, default kde install shows porn

This one time, at band camp, R. Armiento said:
> The issue is:
> 1. The WebCollage screensaver "...makes collages out of
> random images pulled off of the World Wide Web. It finds
> these images by doing random web searches...". The result is
> a screensaver that often shows sexually explicit images.

So you are suggesting that a network that doesn't care enough one way or
another about pornography to filter their web traffic will suddenly be
exposed to naked people via a screensaver?  What network do you work on
that a screensaver is your first exposure to naughty bits?

> 2. The xscreensaver package contains the WebCollage
> screensaver, but places it among the screensavers that per
> default are not included in "random screensaver".
> 3. KDE's random screensaver ignores xscreensavers settings
> about what screensavers should be included in "random
> screensaver" and randomize over all screensavers.
> Result: users of KDE with the 'random screensaver' setting
> eventually find their screens filled with sexually explicit
> content. And even if that should be fixed, users "flipping
> through the screensavers" risk being presented with sexual
> content in the screensaver preview window.

This sounds like something for site policy, not Debian policy.  It is
most certainly not a bug.  Were I the maintainer of the package, I would
just close the report.  You asked to get a collage of web images.  Most
of the web is porn sites.  Therefor, you asked for porn.  Feature, not
bug, if you ask me.  If you don't want porn, filter the traffic.

> Here is the bug link:
>   http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=%23311683
> It may also be relevant that a similar discussion is taking
> place on the Fedora bug lists:
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=139513
> (with duplicate bugs: 139777, 149803, 140684)

RedHat may care to cater to people too stupid to filter their web
traffic.  I certainly don't, and I hope that the maintainer of
xscreensaver and kdelibs-bin don't either.

If it offends you, don't use it.  If it offends your site, have site
policy filter it.  Please, please, please, people, can we stop with the
bugs about accidental exposure to something you don't want to see?  Take
a little responsibility for what you install on your computer already.

Debian won't stop people from staring at the Sun until their eyes burn
out either.  Is that a grave, normal, or wishlist bug?
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