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 Soulbender on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 08:31 UTC in reply to "???"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

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

Yes.
They sell the hardware, you control it. If they want to sell a system that for some reason dont run Linux that's their right. It's their product. They dont have an obligation to make hardware that runs operating system X.
There's nothing stopping you from modifying, in whatever way possible, the hardware to run Linux after you bought it though.

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