"Ours is Ours, Yours is Yours" is gone from the GPLv3 ...
Posted Oct 7, 2006 5:17 UTC (Sat) by bojan
In reply to: "Ours is Ours, Yours is Yours" is gone from the GPLv3 ...
Parent article: Similar in spirit?
> #3. You can't adapt the program to your needs or the device will refuse to start!
I think that's the point that kernel deveoplers have been trying to make - *that* device won't start.
However, by purchasing a different device, they say, Freedom #1 is restored.
Now, if *all* devices on the market were DRM devices, of course, Freedom #1 could not be regained but by a few that hold the keys.
I would think that hardware manufacturers will go all-DRM if that's what the market forces start demanding (i.e. Hollywood says so :-). GPLv3 or not.
> And if you're thinking "ROMs don't provide #1 either", you're right. But the FSF doesn't want to make hardware design decisions for manufacturers.
Hmm, it would seem to me (and I'm still very much undecided on the GPLv3 v. GPLv2 issue) that in fact new anti-DRM provisions do exactly that. They effectively say to hardware manufacturers: "If you build a DRM chip into the machine and want to ship GPLv3 software on it, you may as well not have the chip as it will be useless".
Again, it all depends on what the market will decide regarding DRM hardware. One thing is probably foreseeable: if Linux kernel were to go GPLv3 today, most DRM devices would most likely not ship it.
to post comments)