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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RE: ???
by Ronald Vos on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 22:53 UTC in reply to "???"
Ronald Vos
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2005-07-06

Does this mean Dell can sell me a machine I can't load Linux on? Does Dell control the hardware or do I?

That depends on wether you want to run Linux or not.
If you want to run Linux on your machine and Dell sells a machine that can't run Linux to you, either you made a mistake by buying that machine from Dell or Dell provided misinformation and they become liable (and must provide a suitable product or a refund depending on your national law).

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