Provisions against digital rights management (DRM) in a draft update to the General Public Licence (GPL) could undermine computer security, Linus Torvalds said this week in emails reflecting the Linux leader’s pragmatic philosophy.
Torvalds said in a posting on Wednesday to the Linux kernel mailing list: “I think a lot of people may find that the GPLv3 ‘anti-DRM’ measures aren’t all that wonderful after all. Digital signatures and cryptography aren’t just ‘bad DRM’. They very much are ‘good security’ too.”
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