On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 11:28:30AM +0000, kevin lyda wrote:
> first it seems to be predicated on the idea that the gpl isn't part of
> the market. it is. and it has an influence on the market. gpl licensed
> software provides resources "the market" needs. part of the reason why
> the drm market penetration won't be 100% is because of gpl v3's drm
Despite the spectre of this type of DRM being first raised 7 years ago,
it isn't even at 1% now, and we don't have the GPLv3. So I doubt it that
it would have much meaningful effect beyond the other core problems.
DRM chips are never going to fly, because of the technicalogical
problems for regular windows users - which MS isn't even working on
solving any more.
What is actually realistic is that DRM will creep into devices like the
Tivo. And what will the GPLv3 achieve? it will mean players like Tivo
will abandon GPL software and we'll be denied potential improvements
they would have made.
This seems bizarre to me, because when people like TIVO use GPL
software, it makes it *easier* for people to come along with competing
devices. So in the real world, it looks to me very counterproductive.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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