Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Posted Sep 22, 2006 22:15 UTC (Fri) by emk
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I can see two possible futures:
* In the first future, I'm surrounded by devices running Linux, but none of them are hackable. In each case, the hardware will only load the vendor's own firmware. And all each of these devices will be loyal to somebody else, and ultimately beyond my control.
* In the second future, I'm surrounded by devices running Linux, and each is (in theory) as hackable as the LinkSys routers.
Sure, the desktop may escape the ravages of DRM. But what good is that, if the 50+ little devices I'll own in 10 years are hostile to my freedom? I support the anti-DRM goals of the GPLv3, as both a developer and a user.
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