Linus is my type of guy.

Recently, Greg Kroah-Hartman made a patch to the Linux kernel that made loading binary blobs impossible. And Linus made a cool remark that made Greg remove the patch.

Linus is a person with the right attitude. That is why I use Linux a lot. His remarks demonstrate how he is against mechanisms that enforce politics & policy. Of course, locks & logins screens are necessary, but they should protect the individual ambition of the consumer/user of the technology and not ambitions of a group of people (community/company) that made the technology. Greg’s patch is similar to DRM in that it takes away freedom of choice to adhere or to rebel, that the GPL promised to give the users in the first place.


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