Posted by: Prototerm
on February 03, 2006 04:22 AM
Public discussion like this *is* the reason a draft was released. Not only is it news, it is news we should be following, and adding our own 2 cents to.
My own opinion is that this whole DRM issue is beyond the scope of the GPL, because DRM does not deal with the freedom to use the software. DRM is about freedom to use *content*, and as such should not be a part of the GPL at all.
I'm against DRM as much as the next guy. What I don't like to see are unintended consequences, and I'm afraid that's what we'll get if we push the GPL beyond the limits of protecting software freedom.