On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> 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.
You assume there's no value in the GPLv3 software. That the DRM using
embedded-app maker can easily choose something else without losing
value (or having to spend resources in adding lost value to
alternative $NON-GPL software, if it even exists).
The other possibility is that the embedded-app maker decides that
going with the GPLv3 software has more value than going with DRM.
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