Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 03, 2006 06:20 PM
I define admin as "real" admin. The GPLv3 should recognize that technology isn't bad, it's how it's used that matters. Thus, the GPL should state, that all technology is allowed as long as it puts the "real" admin in control. Yes, it would prohibit what people regularly regard as DRM as long as it doesn't give the "real" admin the choice not to use it. This would be in line with the intentions of the GPLv3. It would also allow the kind of usage Linus has stated is good usage of DRM.