Similar in spirit?
Posted Oct 5, 2006 11:16 UTC (Thu) by lysse
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> I for one, would like to know what percentage of people in the real world would consider DRM a problem.
The majority of iPod owners, for a start, judging by their avoidance of it.
However, as far as I can see the FSF isn't banning the use of DRM; they're simply requiring that GPL'd software can be run once it's compiled, which could be done by providing a signing key for each machine that only works on that machine, or a GPL'd signing program that could do the equivalent - as far as I know, the GPL is silent on the *right* to distribute universally-runnable binaries, merely setting out the obligations of those who do. So try as I might, I simply cannot see how the FSF is doing anything other than making explicit what was previously implicit, in the face of a situation where it would not otherwise be possible.
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