Michael S. Mimoso writes
"There's a storm brewing over digital rights management (DRM) technology in the open source community, and Linux founder Linus Torvalds' recent acceptance of DRM usage seeded the clouds. In the aftermath of the storm, open source software could bear a greater resemblance to proprietary software. That could be both good and bad thing for system administrators, according to SearchEnterpriseLinux.com's resident experts Sam Greenblatt, Ken Milberg and John H. Terpstra. In a posting sent on April 24 to a Kernel.org mailing list, Torvalds said that Linux developers should not be prevented from using DRM. "