|Weblog:||The Growing Politicization of Open Source|
|Subject:||It is a reasonable response to DRM and DCMA|
With DCMA, Digital Restriction Management, Palladium and the Disneyfication of the Internet and Desktop software, it is quite reasonable for people to "Just Say NO." These laws are a reasonable backlash to the restrictions that big business wants to place on the people who pay for the software. I am unwilling to purchase software that I do not control. By control, I mean that someone else has the software keys to remotely destroy my computer without any legal recourse by me. I am unwilling to purchase new software from a company that plans on implementing TCPA. I am unwilling to trust that software to be secure enough that Random_Hacker_23590943 cannot issue hardware and software revocation certificates that can permanently render my computer inoperable: the Palladium and TCPA standards allow such behavior to happen and require the hardware and software to comply with such certificates. If you think it cannot happen, you have not read the standard and understood it.