CNET News: Torvalds Says DRM Isn't Necessarily Bad
Feb 03, 2006, 21:15 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Provisions against digital rights management in a draft update
to the General Public License could undermine computer security,
Linus Torvalds said this week in e-mails reflecting the Linux
leader's pragmatic philosophy.
"'I think a lot of people may find that the GPLv3 'anti-DRM'
measures aren't all that wonderful after all,' Torvalds said in a
posting Wednesday to the Linux kernel mailing list. 'Digital
signatures and cryptography aren't just 'bad DRM.' They very much
are 'good security' too...'"