In this 3.5 minute video, Linus Torvalds talks about why digital rights management and the General Public License cause a lot of "hot air" to be exchanged but do not amount to a "big deal".
During Linux.conf.au in Sydney earlier this week, 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.
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Torvalds also talked about why "unfriendly" kernel developers are making it more difficult attracting new blood. Click here to see this three minute video.
In addition, he revealed he was surprised by the resilience of the 2.6 Linux kernel to "invasive" changes. Click here to watch the two minute video clip.
In another clip, Torvalds spoke about why the kernel is "special". For this one minute video clip, click here.