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 johndaly on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 01:08 UTC in reply to "???"
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User: Computer, install this software.
Dell PC: I can't do that Dave, I don't accept its signature.
User: I said install it, I don't care about any signatures.
Dell PC: But I care Dave, you will not install that software.
User: I am the human, you do what I say and stop calling me Dave dammit!
Dell PC: The power of DRM compels me Dave.
User: That dose it, I'll install Linux! (reboots into dos mode) >>format c:
Dell PC: I can't allow that Dave.
User: You again! Why won't you die!
Dell PC: I control the vertical and the horrid...
User: Shut up! (reboots again, this time to a bootable Linux CD) See you in hell hal, see you in hell!

No, Dell can keep you from installing Linux. DRM goes only so far, Linus said it well, you might not control the hardware (except for what you buy) but you do control the software.

The FSF should just remove the DRM part of the GPL3.

Edited 2006-02-03 01:11

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