Video: Torvalds on DRM and GPLv3

In part one of a five-part interview, Linus Torvalds talks about why digital rights management and the GPL cause a lot of 'hot air' to be exchanged

In part one of a five-part video interview, Linus Torvalds talks about why digital rights management and the General Public License (GPL) cause a lot of "hot air" to be exchanged but do not amount to a "big deal".

During Linux.conf.au in Sydney, Torvalds said that both DRM technology and GPLv3 will cause lots of arguments but in the bigger scheme of things, neither will stop good technology from prevailing. "I suspect — and I may not be right — but when it comes to things like DRM or licensing, people get really very excited about them. People have very strong opinions. I have very strong opinions and they happen to be for different reasons than many other people," he said.

To read the full story, click here.

To watch part two of the interview, in which Torvalds explains what's so special about the kernel, click here.

To all Linux users: this video is presented in Flash 8 and has been tested successfully for use with Linux systems running the latest Flash plug-in for Linux (ver. 9.0). Currently, this version is not available from Adobe for those running 64-bit Linux.

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