Nonfree DRM'd Games on GNU/Linux: Good or Bad?

Sunday, July 29 2012 @ 09:41 PM CST

Contributed by: Linegod

A well known company, Valve, that distributes nonfree computer games with Digital Restrictions Management, recently announced it would distribute these games for GNU/Linux. What good and bad effects can this have?

I suppose that availability of popular nonfree programs on GNU/Linux can boost adoption of the system. However, our goal goes beyond making this system a “success”; its purpose is to bring freedom to the users. Thus, the question is how this development affects users' freedom.

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