[Freegis-list] Protection vs. sharing (was: 52?North publishes first quality controlled stable release!)

J.J. Green j.j.green at sheffield.ac.uk
Thu Mar 2 16:20:35 CET 2006


> I have to disagree here! There is no  inherent conflict between open
> source code and digital rights management (DRM). If for example I'm
> working with confidential data ...


DRM has NOTHING to do with security -- it is about 
the deprecation of general purpose machines and their
replacement by domain-specific consoles controlled by 
"trusted" authorities.

DRM is the enemy not just of open source, not just of
our society, but of our very species! Man without control
of his tools is no more than a rat in a cage.

J.J. Green, Dept. Applied Mathematics, Hicks Bld.,
University of Sheffield, UK.   +44 (0114) 222 3742

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