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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And they can do precisely that with GPLv3. Except that the user must have the ability to modify those signed binaries.

You might think that this invalidates DRM, and in a way it does. However it puts the onus back onto the user to do the right thing, and allows those people who genuinely just want to improve the software to do so.

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