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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pecisk
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2005-10-20

Which lead us to wrong conculsions.

DRM can be used for software, sure, but such software won't be based on GPL, because it is too much husle. However, data which I have can rely on DRM. So I can check out data which I own only because someone interprets DRM as "giving away freedom"? For example, I have song. I bought *rights to listen it*. So it has DRM, which restricts usage only on one computer. Fine, I have bought it, I accepted that content owner are very jelous about listening that content on something else, fine.

Yes, it is all about fair right, BUT it is case for courts, NOT for license. You can't fight it that way, period. I think it is what Linus try to say.

You always have to think a little bit praticaly, just to avoid "rightous" stigmatta. Stallman clearly has some points here, but not all truth. Because such never exists.

And in fact, it is just statement. Legally, you can't do almost nothing with anti-DRM statement in GPLv3.

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