|FROM ||Ruben I Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Linus on DRM
It's time to fork Linux and be done with Linux.
If you read Linus's message completely, he's completely miss focused and a very small aspect of the concept of DRM, which
is the ue of the kernal with signatures. Then if you read the last part, it's clear that he understands that the use of
non-visable keys (which is essential to DMCA protected DRM) is not allowed.
He then professes that politic is not part of Linux. He's wrong. Linux is a direct result of political realities at the
time of Linuses work with the kernel. It would NOT BE POSSIBLE to do again under todays restrictive laws.
In addition, he side steps entirely the issue of the crippling affect that DRM has on the public which is choosing to
use Linux for their real businesses and lives. And he hasn't givin a half second of thought of what DRM and the Copyright
abuse has ment to the IT industry in general. The Reiser file system, for example, was funded by MP3.com. Yes that is the
same company which was sued out of existence for a supposed copyright violation for 14 BILLION dollars.
If Linus gave it any analysis, he would see that DRM has cost his company millions of dollars and has been a collasal
impediment to the universal adoption of GNU/Linux.
DRM is theft. There is NO WAY of doing it under current GPL licensing (see Tovalds last paragraph on private keys)
and further it is not JUST a free software issue. Linus is working for Transmeta. Transmeta wants to put DRM into the
code of their processors.
On 2003.04.24 14:55 Adam Kosmin wrote:
> Time to move to FreeBSD?
> "Silly hacker, root is for administrators"
> - Unknown
> GnuPG Key : 11C2 79F6 BD3D 3A86 5640 3DA0 3860 B30E 711D 3B66
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