Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 21:15 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Linus Torvalds, father of the Linux kernel, has fleshed out his unhappiness with GPLv3 in three recent posts on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Torvalds previously stated that the kernel will remain under the licensing terms of GPLv2. Yesterday, Torvalds offered his opinion as to where the battle over DRM should take place.
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GPLv3 will be ignored by many devs...
by tomcat on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 22:59 UTC
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Torvalds has simply been honest enough to admit what we all know: DRM isn't an enemy. The real enemy is antiquated business models for distributing content. What is needed is a balance between content protection and end-user flexibility. Not an easy balance to strike. But that's not a task that technologists should avoid -- simply because DRM currently has a negative stigma associated with it.

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