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[5]: ???
by bullethead on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 00:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ???"
bullethead
Member since:
2005-07-10

"Dell might be a good/bad example because I don't think you can buy Linux from dell thru their web site."

Your right.

http://www.dell.com/linux

All you get is FreeDOS. Hence my recommendation.

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RE[6]: ???
by kamper on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 02:38 in reply to "RE[5]: ???"
kamper Member since:
2005-08-20


Your right.

http://www.dell.com/linux

All you get is FreeDOS. Hence my recommendation.


Look at any of the business sections of the stores. You can get rhel and suse on many machines from dell.

As for the DRM, I haven't read v3, but do I gather from the discussion that it actually states that you are not allowed to write code to support drm? Wouldn't that be similar to saying you can't write code to support bad things like child pr0n? What about weapons reasearch? Where do you draw the line? (Maybe I just misinterpreted).

That said, that Linus guy has his head screwed on straight. Everytime I read him in the middle of a heated discussion he's always calm and makes pretty good sense. I like his take on this too, except that the idea of fighting drm'ed media by overwhelming the industry with free (as in speech) content sounds like an awful lot of wishful thinking :p Granted, nobody could have predicted 20 years ago what open source would be doing right now, but that doesn't mean it will automatically happen again. I wish it could.

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