Dutch_Master wrote:Just a counter question: why do you need that? I hope the entertainment industry doesn't expect us to hand them a list of everything they believe to be infringing their perceived rights?
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:My first reaction was that no such thing exists.
DRM and TCP are by their nature non-open, so would not be compatible with the GPL.
But I was intrigued and found this link:
DRM is also possible, apparently by using external keys (which are not in the kernel) with GPL code for accessing them.
It all gets rather complex.
Rhakios wrote:Juts beware of the fact that DRM also stands for Direct Rendering Manager, which is what I expect is the case for anything to do with Intel graphics.
lok1950 wrote:Lots of things have found their way into the kernel and most distro's do not put every possible module into their default kernel that and several distros have no non-free policies that means that anything that is not GPL in not used.
Enjoy the Choice
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:What you should realise is that the Kernel itself is DRM free.
DRM keys are incompatible with the GPL.
However, drivers can be added to the kernel that allow external DRM mechanisms to function. So theoretically, for example, DRM protected media can be played without breaking the law.
This in itself does not mean that the kernel contains DRM.
The case with TCP and DEP is the same:they are just drivers for external modules that implement the functions.
I doubt that many of the freely distributable distros actually contain any of this code, simply because they would have to license it.
Proprietary Distros such as RedHat or Oracle may well do so.
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