FSF is SOLVING a problem that did not exist 10 years ago
Posted Oct 3, 2006 0:12 UTC (Tue) by mingo
In reply to: FSF is SOLVING a problem that did not exist 10 years ago
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
but now the FSF wants to dictate how the hardware is made
If you're going to criticise GPLv3, try to do so without distorting the facts.
Your (rather impolite) statement is directly contradicted by pro-GPLv3 people in this very thread acknowledging that indeed the FSF wants to dictate certain aspects of how the hardware is made. (by forbidding GPLv3 on such hardware)
Of course what this will result in is the non-use of GPLv3 software, not the change of hardware - so what will be achieved is only harmful to Linux and free software in general. The only entities that will win from the DRM language are Hollywood and Microsoft.
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