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How Palladium could kill the GPL

A Reg piece on the Microsoft/Intel/AMD "Palladium" DRM/security system in development, and how it could kill the GPL. Basically, to work with DRM content and the "trusted" hardware, binaries and kernels will need to be certified, which makes the whole idea of open source useless. (You can compile your own, but it won't work, as it won't be certified.)

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Posted by: Majestic Pitr http:// Wed Jun 26 11:59:36 2002

By the way, note that with the announced fall of KPNQwest, DRM will soon be useless in Europe since there soon won't be enough network resources for anything else than ASCII for monthes.