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The Register: Linus Torvalds Blesses DRM, and Nothing Happens

Apr 30, 2003, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

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"Continuing the dramatic costume theme, Linux IDE subsystem guy Andre Hedrick entered, first warning, with a gothic flourish, that:

"'Like fire, control DRM/CPRM and you receive benefits. Let it run wild and you will be burned.'

"Before leaving us with this reminder:

"'PS: If this turns into a flame fest, the absolute seriousness of this issue will be lost. I have rented a blowtorch and flamethrower, and [am] prepared to destroy people who attempt to make this messy. One of the last things I will do before stepping to the side, will be to resolve this issue in a constructive way. So if it turns nasty, I am here for the long haul.'

"So we were in for a reet, really good game of Dungeons and Dragons. An epic battle. Only, it didn't happen..."

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