CNET News: Linux, Digital Rights on Collision Course
Aug 04, 2004, 17:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
"Widespread use of Linux and open-source software is an
inevitability, but the new programming technique is running into
troubles with the important new technology of digital rights
management, Hewlett-Packard's top Linux executive said Tuesday.
"Digital rights management (DRM) uses encryption to protect
proprietary content such as music or movies. But it's not just for
entertainment: DRM also will govern confidential documents and
other mainstream business information, said Martin Fink, HP's vice
president for Linux, during a keynote address at the LinuxWorld
Conference and Expo..."