Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 03, 2006 05:57 PM
Linus's whole point is that he believes we should all be able to make choices, on our own, as to what level we participate in the fight. You mention writing free software. Not everyone can do that, but they are still part of the fight by using it in place of proprietary software. It is just the same with content. As a consumer, your only way to fight, is by choosing to avoid protected content. Your last comment is the reason content providers have so much power. As long as they can create content that causes you to ignore your principles, the GPL3 can't protect you. Are you going to go out and buy the media box that can play the big blockbuster movies or do you choose the one that is licensed under GPL3 and cannot legally play the majority of mainstream entertainment? It seems, that your children are going to require that DRM'd player.