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Journal RareButSeriousSideEf's Journal: Linux's success tied to implementing DRM?

At LinuxWorld Boston, RealNetworks executive Jeff Ayars claimed that "the consequences of Linux not supporting DRM would be that fixed-purpose consumer electronics and Windows PCs would be the sole entertainment platforms available. Linux would be further relegated to use in servers and business computers, since it would not be providing the multimedia technologies demanded by consumers." FSF Europe president Georg Greve disagreed, pointing out that "The Sony rootkit case made it quite clear why DRM is not accepted by consumers and why there is no successful business case for DRM."

RealNetworks' lack of relevance was not dicussed.,2000061733,39251007,00.htm

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