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[openFATE 307418] Parental control module
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  • Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 23:55:29 +0000 (GMT)
  • Message-id: <feature-307418-10@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Todd R (TheBlackCat)
Feature #307418, revision 10
Title: Parental control module

openSUSE-11.2: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Jean Cayron (jeancayron)

It would be fine to have a GUI in YaST similar with Mandriva's Parental
Control "Drakguard".
Parental control is something more en more important for safety with
computing in family and Linux can't avoid to be distributed into the

#1: John Shand (jshand2008) (2009-08-16 11:09:09)
This is a sound idea.  i back you all the way.

#2: J Thimm (thimm) (2009-09-08 09:35:38)
very useful
should be in every distro --

#3: Mircea Kitsune (mirceakitsune) (2009-09-16 18:30:41)
I am against this idea. I don't believe Linux should include and
promote censorship systems based on personal beliefs of what's right or
wrong to see. If someone is of the belief that seeing certain content
can harm children, there are external tools that can be found and
installed for that purpose.

#4: Oliver Schmidt (spiollinux) (2009-10-03 14:14:44)
It sholud be optional

#5: Malvern Star (solaris444) (2009-10-06 18:22:35)
Supervising the child instead of attempting to implement an impossible
piece of software would be a better solution.  The Australian
Government poured over 100 million US dollars into developing a child-
safe filter that was bypassed in 30 minutes by a kid of 14.  And by
bypassed I mean disabled and the main password for the parental control
system retreived.  Pointless feature.

#6: Peter Tselios (tpe) (2009-12-08 11:18:56)
It is a disarabe system. When you are a parent, you can understand why
you do need it. Not all childs are hackers and it is impossible to
supervise childs 24/7. So, even as a 1st line of defence, such control
should exists in openSUSE. If Mandriva did it, openSUSE can do it too.

+ #7: Todd R (theblackcat) (2009-12-09 00:55:46)
+ At least in KDE can the Kiosk tool be used to handle this, or improved
+ easily so it can?

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