Who is responsible for proliferation of DRM?
Posted Sep 23, 2006 0:00 UTC (Sat) by ibukanov
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
I reread the document one more time, and I think I started to understand the position against GPLv3.
A simple question, who is responsible for proliferation of DRM?
Surely it is not hardware vendors who AFAIK would love not to put DRM in most cases but are required by marked realities. Rather, it is end-users who buy DRM-ed media and do not care about their freedom.
So GPLv3 in the current form tries to protect the freedom of those who do not care about it while removing the ability to use GPL-ed software by engineers who hate DRM but forced to put the thing in their boxes by careless end users.
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