[lkml]   [2006]   [Dec]   [14]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: Abolishing the DMCA
On Dec 14, 2006, Greg KH <> wrote:

> I think you missed the point that my patch prevents valid usages of
> non-GPL modules from happening, which is not acceptable.

What if you changed your patch so as to only permit loading of
possibly-infringing drivers after some flag in /proc is set, and
logging to the console a message explaining (i) why such drivers might
be infringing and how to contact the copyright holders to get the
infringement stopped, and (ii) how to get it loaded if you believe
it's ok.

Then the patch would change from a probably-harmful DRM technique to
an educational tool, that wouldn't impose any major inconvenience to
those who are entitled to use the combination of code that can't be

Alexandre Oliva
FSF Latin America Board Member
Red Hat Compiler Engineer aoliva@{,}
Free Software Evangelist oliva@{,}
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2006-12-15 05:59    [W:0.027 / U:3.564 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site