Posted Oct 6, 2006 23:00 UTC (Fri) by man_ls
In reply to: "Ours is Ours, Yours is Yours" is gone from the GPLv3 ...
Parent article: Similar in spirit?
The vast majority of the people I know, aside from those in software jobs, would be completely happy to have hardware that ran only software signed by some trusted authority, if in return they didn't have to worry about viruses and other attacks.
I like this one. Let me use a counter-example: I own a PSP. The vast majority of the people I know, including those in software jobs, have chosen a PSP because
it can be cracked to run software not
signed from a trusted authority. They don't give a damn about viruses and other attacks; they want to run:
- games downloaded from the net similar to the ones in the store but conspicuously devoid of any digital signature;
- homegrown software that does such outrageous things as playing movies of random sizes.
People. They're never happy with what you give them!
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