Archive:Discussion 2: Code, Freedom, and Control

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John Sullivan, Free Software Foundation

It's not alright to let MS off the hook b/c others might have worked with big media to enable DRM. If MS had said no, who eles would big media have gone to?

Any time we talk aout goin gafter proprietary media, ew also ened to talk about going after MS and Apple, the companies that make tech that enables these restrictions to be used. We think software is the lens through which a lot ofa rt is viewed now. If you are making art that depends on proiprietary software to be appreciated, it is like what RMS used to call the Java trap...

Refs

Mako Hill, Ubuntu/Freedom Defined

Peter Brown, Defective By Design