Debian Planet








Welcome to Debian Planet

Search

Apt-get into it.
Main Menu

  • Home

  • Topics

  • Web Links

  • Your Account

  • Submit News

  • Stats

  • Top 10

  • Debian

    These are important Debian sites one should not be without!

  • Official Debian site

  • Package search

  • Mailing list archives

  • Bug reports

  • Debian on CD

  • Unofficial woody CD ISOs

  • Unofficial APT sources

  • Developers’ Corner

    Other great Debian news sources:

  • Debian Weekly News

  • Kernel Cousin Debian

    (Debian mailing lists digested)
  • Community Groups

    Need help? You’re not alone on this planet.

  • debianHELP

    (User support site)

  • Debian International

  • DebianForum.de

    (Deutsch)

  • EsDebian

    (español)

  • DebianWorld

    (français)

  • MaximumDebian

    (Italiano)

  • DebianUsers

    (Korean)

  • Debian-BR

    (Português)

  • IRC

    The place to get help on a Debian problem (after reading docs) or to just chat and chill is #debian on irc.debian.org.

    Many of the Debian Planet staff live there so pop by and say hello.

    Wanna write?

    Got that latest or greatest scoop? Perhaps you have some important news for the Debian community? Submit a news item!

    Or perhaps you’ve written a rather ground breaking insight into some aspect of Debian and you feel compelled to share it with others? Knock up a longer editorial article and send it to the editors.

    Sponsorship

    DP is sponsored by Xinit Systems and kieser.net.

    Domains paid for and hosted by uklinux.net.

    Buy your Debian merchandise at DebianShop.com.

    Who’s Online

    There are currently, 62 guest(s) and 1 member(s) that are online.

    You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here.

      
    Threshold


    The comments are owned by the poster. We aren’t responsible for their content.

    Re: Xpdf and PDF copy-control (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, March 12 @ 14:22:41 GMT

    “Copy-Control” may be a blessing in your case but I can think of a dozen exceptions to this rule.

    In my previous job, a (marvellously stupid) tech writer had managed to totally mangle the protection bits of the main documentation PDF file, in such a way that copying, printing, etc… was totally disabled.

    Needless to say, that was a major pain in the neck for Tech Support, Marketing and just about everyone who needed to print or quote from that fscking documentation.

    I had to sort the mess out — which took me all of 5 minutes (uncheck three options and restart Distiller), but it got me thinking: I have a friend who is blind. Who has been relying more and more on the Internet for sources of information and docs.

    What if the poor guy can’t use pdf2ps and ps2ascii (for instance) to read an important PDF file, just because some jerk decided his PDF file would not allow text copying? What about the idiotic tech writer mentioned above, who had no clue whatsoever and just locked every PDF file?

    What I am saying is: get rid of the fscking copy control. If you post PDF file on the Internet or on any kind of public network, you are, in essence, forfeiting any copyrights you may have had — any form of protection is futile anyway, since the elite script kiddies mentioned by some other poster will crack it anyway.

    Just my US$ 0.02…

    [ Reply | Parent ]


    Re: Xpdf and PDF copy-control (Score: 1, Funny)
    by Anonymous on Monday, March 12 @ 16:01:03 GMT


    I think you are confusing print quotas and file formats.

    [ Reply | Parent ]


    Re: Xpdf and PDF copy-control (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, March 12 @ 16:26:39 GMT

    It only really makes sense to encourage this idea in the context of “This could be a bad idea, lets not make it something that can be done without any thought.” My personal inclination is to simply make honoring tags the default behavior and allow it to be switched off. Even if it was merely a flag on the program’s command line, that tends toward being more than people would bother with before actually putting some thought into their actions.

    [ Reply | Parent ]


    sounds like what you REALLY need… (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 27 @ 16:20:10 GMT

    … is some good “print queue management” rules. You CAN prevent people from printing too many pages at once, or set per-day quotas. Whatever you want…

    Your concern is legitimate, but I dont think it belongs to a single application,

    [ Reply | Parent ]


    Based on: PHP-Nuke

    All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2000 by Debian Planet

    You can syndicate our news using the file backend.php.