Sandals, not flip-flops

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My guess is that TiVo don’t actually do any DRM in the Linux kernel and that it’s all done in their proprietary user-space software. So, assuming they don’t use any GPL3 licensed code in that, the anti-DRM measures shouldn’t affect them. Though with all the TiVo controversies listed on Wikipedia, I’d like to think people will stop buying them anyway. Either way, the customer is always boned.

  • arstechnica.com: GPL 3 disses DRM
  • Linus: “Conversion isn’t going to happen.”
  • Linus: “I’m not _entirely_ dismissing an upgrade”
  • linux-watch: Linus: “It’s “quite possible,” said Torvalds that the GPL 3 could be used”
  • blogs.zdnet: TiVo in unenviable role as GPL3 vs. DRM guinea pig
  • eff.org: Digital Rights Management and Copy Protection Schemes
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