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 Dark_Knight on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 01:30 UTC in reply to "???"
Dark_Knight
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2005-07-10

MikeekiM,

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

Or, does it mean, I will have the ability to buy a digital cert, compile linux, and load on My PC,
and have my neighbor load on theirs?"


Dell by the way is not a good example. Companies such as Dell, HP and GamePC offer customers the choice of installing Linux on select systems.

Regarding DRM this link should be more useful in explaining what DRM is and how it affects consumers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Rights_Management

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