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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Anyone here being skeptical?
by Disruptor on Sat 4th Feb 2006 12:19 UTC
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2005-11-06

I mean it's hollywood-companies, MS, Intel and the music industries behind this `fabulous' thing called DRM. I agree that DRM might have good uses, but honestly now, what are the chances that it will do more good than harm in the hands of the people that will enforce it to us? Linus is depending on the fact that the `right thing' will happen when the thing comes to the use of DRM. But seriously now, who can trust MS or Intel to be a `good kid' before _profit_?? The FOSS community (in _general_ _lines_) works in a `let's work together' fashion for the common good of everyone. We all know that guys behind DRM are unlikely to think likewise, Remember that the greatest crimes in the history of the human kind always happened in the name of the purest ideals (`justice', `fairness', `social peace', `stability', `safety' ...). Shouldn't we finally learn something from this and look past the `vitrine', to the _real_ intentions of some people? Just `connect the dots'. Giving such people the power to do illegal things in legal-looking way sounds to me like a recipe for tears.

Just my 2c

Edited 2006-02-04 12:25

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