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[2]: Linus gets it
by archiesteel on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 17:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Linus gets it"
archiesteel
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2005-07-02

Libraries may become an unlikely ally in the fight against DRM:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4675280.stm

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RE[3]: Linus gets it
by msundman on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 17:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Linus gets it"
msundman Member since:
2005-07-06

> Libraries may become an unlikely ally in the fight against DRM

Actually not at all unlikely. Considering the fact that they are largely responsible for storing information, it should come as no surprise that they don't want the information locked up in some obscure format they cannot access after a few years. (Sure, there are many librarians who haven't been bitten by DRM yet, but with current trends they will all be against DRM sooner rather than later.)

Also, this year we will hopefully see a new wave of eBook reader devices (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebook_device#Future for more), and as they become more popular, so will the awareness of "DRM hell" among consumers.

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