-------------The reason I don't really like the Open-Source movement is because they are so ready and eager to make concessions just to get more GNU/Linux users.---------------
It's a double-edged sword. Onlly on an OSS operating system will we be able to leverage the market away from things such as DRM.
Without concessions it's harder to attract new users.
It's a classic "chicken or egg" situation.
Besides, supporting DRM isn't a bad thing. When it comes to DRM music files we are naturally going to want to be able to play them.
But linux, BSD, and others...... I find it *VERY* hard to believe that OSS will enforce DRM as those such as hollywood, the RIAA, metallica and Dr dre would want us to. The way Microsoft and Apple will be doing very soon.
------------- Maybe it's time for me to switch to BSD.-----------
I have faith in Linus. Red hat. Sun, whoever. We have alot more power than you think we do, but the simple fact is that there's strength in numbers.
Whenever..... And this is important..... Whenever someone mentions drm you(or I) as linux users can say to them that yeah we support it. All your new music will work. But as we say it it's only a half truth. We don't enforce DRM so all your older music files that you've already archived....
They'll still work. So uhhhh, want to give linux a try?
And you can say this with a smile.