November 8, 2001

Linux security self-censorship ominous

Author: JT Smith

From SecurityFocus (via The Register): "Many in the community complain that Cox is just trying to make a point about the DMCA, and is hurting U.S.-based Linux developers in the process. But the Felten and Sklyarov cases demonstrate that developers are in genuine legal peril. Is it likely that Cox or Linux kernel overlord Torvalds would be prosecuted for posting an accurate changelog? Absolutely not. Is it certain that they would not be prosecuted? No."


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