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SubjectRe: Flame Linus to a crisp!
On Mon, 28 Apr 2003, Zack Gilburd wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Apr 2003 03:35:10 -0700 (PDT)
> Andre Hedrick <andre@linux-ide.org> wrote:
>
> > There is one fundamental problem, and nobody has addressed.
> >
> > Who will enforce the GPL over DRM violations?
> > Since it is a blanket over the entire kernel, and you have formally
> > (for the most part) have authorized DRM, thus one assumes you are the only
> > one who can pursue in a court of law.
>
> Unless I am missing something, I was hoping for more of a sparse DRM implementation; not a blanket.
>
> I was hoping to be able to `modprobe drm` for when I needed to use DRM and likewise `rmmod drm` for when I didn't want it. Maybe I am a little late in this disucssion, but that's just my hopes and whishes.

Unfortunately that's not going to work, since your DRM module cannot trust the
kernel it's loaded by.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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