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SubjectRe: Flame Linus to a crisp!
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viro@parcelfarce.linux.theplanet.co.uk wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 02:02:54PM +0900, Clemens Schwaighofer wrote:

>>Point for me is, that with a DRM you could 100% verify that foreign
>>module Y is 100% from company Z. Or that binary product F is 100% from
>>the company and can be trusted to run here or there.
>
> Excuse me, but I don't get the last part. You know that
> F had been built in environment of unspecified degree of security
> from source that had been kept in <--->
> written by programmers you don't know
> who had been hired in conformace with criteria <--->
> and released after passing QA of unknown quality (but you can bet
> that they had missed some security holes in the past)
> under a license that almost certainly disclaims any responsibility.
>
> Care to explain how does one get from the trust in above to "trusted
to run"?

I am sorry, I read some other posts that came in after I sent this, one
which explains the true status of DRM, which I was not aware of. Seems
to me that it is a super flawed system, far from what it should be.

Well ... this puts total different weight on the "urge" to put it into
the kernel, if it is flawed that much.

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