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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DRM content is culturally dangerous
by Richard James on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 09:43 UTC
Richard James
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2005-07-07

Consider if you will a painting like the "Mona Lisa" if it had been produced under DRM then our culture would suffer for it, no one today would have the pleasure or displeasure of seeing it. Imagine if all of our cultural heritage is under DRM like locks then eventually all of our cultural heritage will be trapped behind some digital key that no-body can unlock and our culture will be lost forever.

People think DRM only affects my profit line today but never consider the effects on future generations.

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