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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agree and disagree
by pinky on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 22:22 UTC
pinky
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2005-07-15

I agree with Linus when he said that DRM should be fight where it appears.
I disagree if he says that fighting DRM where it appears and political makes DRM clause unneeded.

Why? Because the GPL exist to protect the freedom of every user. And whether the fight against DRM will succeed or not. The GPL have to give people freedom and take care that people can exercise their freedom so it's fundamentally necessary that GPL protects people from DRM systems which hinder them to execute the freedom they get through the GPL.

If the direct fight against DRM will succeed and DRM will disappear the clause can be dropped. But until this maybe happens the GPL have to deal with the actual situation and as far as i can tell (ianal) the draft does this really good.

Edited 2006-02-02 22:25

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