Monday, April 28, 2003

What Linus Really Think About DRM

Re: Flame Linus to a crisp! "But such a "make the machines be something the _users_ can trust" is 100% indistinguishable from a technical standpoint from something where you "make the machine something that Disney Corp can trust". There is _zero_ technical difference. It's only a matter of intent - and even the intent will be a matter of interpretation.

This is why I refuse to disallow even the "bad" kinds of uses - because not allowing them would automatically also mean that "good" uses aren't allowed."

Re: Flame Linus to a crisp! "PC's are _designed_ ot be flexible - that's what makes the PC's. DRM on a PC is a totally braindead idea, and I _hope_ Microsoft goes down that path because it will kill them in the end."
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