Thursday June 15th, 2000
Doug Turner writes, "I am on my paternity leave and I get this idea. I want a way that I can set my son down in front of Mozilla (when he is old enough), and make sure that he can not go to any site that I think are not for him.
"I know that there are a bunch of programs that do this like 'cyber-babysitter' or whatever, but they have two problems: (a) they are doing the rating instead of me, and (b) domains pop up faster than these pieces of software can keep up with.
"So the idea is to have a button on Mozilla that will lock the navigator to a paticular domain/website. I have a proof of concept working now. It is missing a few things but it is a start. Check it out... (requires Mozilla)"
Monday June 19th, 2000 9:25 AM
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Chill out people, this is just one simple tool that works very well for the purposes it was written for. No, it's not going to solve all the problems that blocking and filtering software bring up, but if you want your kid to only go to Disney.com, it works fine.
Christ, give him a break. I personally think it's very cool, shows what you can do with Mozilla, and it solves a problem that one person had. Isn't sharing those solutions with everyone else the whole point of OSS?