Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Aug 2006 21:03 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source "With the recent release of the second draft of the GNU General Public License version 3, digital rights management is back in the news. The new draft may raise concerns about the rewording of section 3 of the license, which deals with DRM. The Free Software Foundation dislikes the term "digital rights management" and instead choose to call it digital "restrictions" management. But many people don't understand the implications of DRM on free software like Linux."
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by HappyGod on Thu 10th Aug 2006 00:15 UTC
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2005-10-19

I really think Torvalds has lost the plot here. In the end it comes down to this:

- Do you think the success of linux is more important than the freedoms provided by the GPL?

- Are you willing to sacrifice those freedoms so Linux (or any other GPL based OS) becomes a more attractive option to use with proprietary devices?

I don't and I'm not. I couldn't care less if MS gets "a huge win" by manufacturers moving wholesale to Windows for devices.

What makes GNU/Linux great is the freedoms provided by the GPL. That is why I use it, and why it exists in the first place.

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