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Event on Saturday to get DRM out of the Boston Public Library [Feb. 7th, 2008|11:04 am]
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DefectiveByDesign.org has announced an action against libraries that support DRM on their collections. Boston locals can join them this Saturday from 1pm to 3pm at the Boston Public Library's main branch, and non-locals are encouraged to stage an action against their own library if it's using DRM.

Read story at Digg

(I'll be there.)

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[User Picture]From: thetathx1138
2008-02-07 06:48 pm (UTC)
And if that's how the people who are paying for that software to be coded want to distribute it, great!

If not, though...
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[User Picture]From: anotherthink
2008-02-07 06:56 pm (UTC)
The point is that it doesn't actually make sense to say "I don't support Free Software because I think programmers should be paid for their time", because Free Software (usually meaning software licensed under the GPL or a similar license) has no requirement that work be uncompensated.

If there's another issue with it, that's a different story, but I'm seeing a lot of people on this thread demonstrate this misunderstanding.
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[User Picture]From: thetathx1138
2008-02-07 07:05 pm (UTC)
Gotcha. Carry on, unimpeded by my lack of reading comprehension. :-)
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[User Picture]From: anotherthink
2008-02-07 08:06 pm (UTC)
My response was to perspicuity's comment, which seemed to imply that he/she interprets the "free software" movement as a movement against software costing money/programmers getting paid.

Obviously companies have the right to distribute content they create under the licensing agreements of their choosing. Unless, of course, that content relies on a preexisting piece of content with its own licensing requirements about how it can be used :).
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