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Well said. And when companies go elsewhere, Linux loses.
Why would they care if you change the code?
Posted Oct 7, 2006 14:35 UTC (Sat) by nim-nim (subscriber, #34454)
1. any general-purpose computer nowadays is multimedia-capable
2. media companies want to control all the devices able to play their stuff
Posted Oct 9, 2006 14:18 UTC (Mon) by malor (subscriber, #2973)
You are willing to sacrifice your freedom for a few points of *market share*? WTF are you thinking? The whole point of an open source operating system is to be free, except when freedom would result in a few less locked-down systems running it?
Yes, requiring DRM keys will reduce Linux's market share. But the whole point of a free-software operating system is that market share doesn't matter. It's irrelevant. You're giving away the one thing in the whole deal that really matters for a shiny but meaningless bauble.
I'll give you three beads and a blanket for Manhattan. Deal?
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