[Matroska-general] Linus on DRM: wise decision
steve.lhomme at free.fr
Fri Jan 27 06:03:06 CET 2006
I'm sure most of you already heard the news but Linus doesn't want the
Linux kernel to move to GPL v3. The main reason is that GPL v3 says that
the covered code can't be used in anything that includes Digital Rights
Of course, this is not really an issue, because it's almost (I still
have to find a solution) to do DRM with Open Source. And actually the
DRM, to work, needs the help of the OS to ensure "privacy" at all
levels. So any GPL code (that has to be public, even v2) can hardly
protect the content from the user, since you can always add a backdoor
at any level...
So in short, the DRM statement in the GPLv3 is ridiculous because GPL
will never used for (actual) DRM programs. It's just politics.
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