To DeCSS or not to DeCSS [was Re: We've been LWNed!]
- On 19 Aug 2001, Oleg Goldshmidt wrote:
> Shlomi Fish <shlomif@...> writes:Well, the DeCSS powering HTML specifically sais that only me and Chen
> > Check:
> > http://lwn.net/2001/0816/letters.php3
> > Regards,
> > Shlomi Fish
> May I raise a procedural point here?
> Shlomi, you have posted quite a few messages to hackers-il about DeCSS
> commendable. However, I do not recall any discussion regarding any
> other association between this program and hackers-il, or that
> hackers-il somehow officially endorse the program or have an agreed
> upon opinion on DeCSS and the surrounding controversy. This was simply
> not discussed here (and I have just had a quick look at the archives
> to check that - if I am wrong, I apologize).
> The point is, it's your creation, and it was you who posted to LWN,
> and I do not quite understand why the posting was on behalf of
> hackers-il. I think one should be careful with "implicating" a whole
> group of people. DeCSS is controversial enough, and the word "hacker"
> doesn't sound innocent to the general public in the context. In the
> future, there might be even mirkier and more controversial issues.
Shapira (to a lesser extent) were responsible for doing this hack. If
anybody asks me whether the rest of you are responsible for it, I will
deny it. However, the reason I wanted to publicize it as an official hack
of hackers-il was to get us some publicity.
> Actually, both you yourself and Chen have commented on possibleActually our archives already contain links to the DeCSS source code. ;-)
> adverse implications of this list's association with DeCSS.
So, it's too late, I guess.
> Don't get me wrong, I have a tendency to being a bit "in your face"----------------------------------------------------------------------
> myself, but I try to be very careful when others are involved.
> No, there is no need to retract your posting to LWN as far as I am
> Oleg Goldshmidt | ogoldshmidt@...
> "If it ain't broken, it has not got enough features yet."
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