[CentOS-pt-br] [off-topic] Fwd: [FSF] iPad is iBad for Freedom

Lucas Timm LH linuxhelper em gmail.com
Quinta Janeiro 28 11:28:05 UTC 2010

Como já dizia o sábio:
"ôoo, é sempre mais do mesmo. Não era isso o que você queria ouvir?"

Na real, nunca vi abaixo assinado por email/petição online dar resultado,
ainda mais contra Steve Jobs...

Mas até onde eu sei, ele mesmo não gosta dos modelos de DRM que existem
hoje, e nos equipamentos dele, existem DRM mais por questão de indústria e
aspectos legais do que por incentivo da Apple.

Mesmo assim, os GNUs que não gostam/não querem cair nas implicações de DRM
que o "celular de Itu" vai impor, resta não comprar o equipamento e seguirem
felizes e contentes dentre seu conceito de liberdade :-)

Lucas Timm

2010/1/27 Lincoln Zuljewic Silva <lincolnzsilva em gmail.com>

> Com o lançamento hoje do iPad, a FSF divulgou através de sua lista um
> aviso sobre as restrições DRM contidas neste dispositivo (na verdade
> em quase todos dispositivos Apple).
> Segue abaixo o texto original em inglês. Basicamente eles
> disponibilizaram um "abaixo assinado" que será endereçado ao Steve
> Jobs contestando esta prática de "travamento" dos dispositivos Apple
> que obrigam você a adquirir softwares somente da Apple Store, fazendo
> com que, você que comprou o dispositivo, não tenha liberdade de fazer
> o que quiser com ele.
> Sei que é um assunto não relacionado ao CentOS, porém diz respeito à
> software livre.
> Abraços!
> Lincoln
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Peter Brown <info em fsf.org>
> Date: Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 7:52 PM
> Subject: [FSF] iPad is iBad for Freedom
> To: info-fsf em gnu.org
> *With new tablet device, Apple's Steve Jobs pushes unprecedented
> extension of DRM to a new class of general purpose computers*
> Please sign our petition to Steve Jobs at:
> http://www.defectivebydesign.org/ipad
> SAN FRANCISCO, California, USA -- Wednesday, January 27, 2010 -- As
> Steve Jobs and Apple prepared to announce their new tablet device,
> activists opposed to Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) from the
> group Defective by Design were on hand to draw the media's attention to
> the increasing restrictions that Apple is placing on general purpose
> computers. The group set up "Apple Restriction Zones" along the
> approaches to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco,
> informing journalists of the rights they would have to give up to Apple
> before proceeding inside.
> (images from the action http://i.imgur.com/nUtZK.jpg,
> http://i.imgur.com/0wpvY.jpg, http://i.imgur.com/iL2vT.jpg)
> DRM is used by Apple to restrict users' freedom in a variety of ways,
> including blocking installation of software that comes from anywhere
> except the official Application Store, and regulating every use of
> movies downloaded from iTunes. Apple furthermore claims that
> circumventing these restrictions is a criminal offense, even for
> purposes that are permitted by copyright law.
> Organizing the protest, Free Software Foundation (FSF) operations
> manager John Sullivan said, "Our Defective by Design campaign has a
> successful history of targeting Apple over its DRM policies. We
> organized actions and protests targeting iTunes music DRM outside Apple
> stores, and under the pressure Steve Jobs dropped DRM on music. We're
> here today to send the same message about the other restrictions Apple
> is imposing on software, ebooks, and movies. If Jobs and Apple are
> actually committed to creativity, freedom, and individuality, they
> should prove it by eliminating the restrictions that make creativity and
> freedom illegal."
> The group is asking citizens to sign a petition calling on Steve Jobs to
> remove DRM from Apple devices. The petition can be found at:
> http://www.defectivebydesign.org/ipad
> "Attention needs to be paid to the computing infrastructure our society
> is becoming dependent upon. This past year, we have seen how human
> rights and democracy protesters can have the technology they use turned
> against them by the corporations who supply the products and services
> they rely on. Your computer should be yours to control. By imposing such
> restrictions on users, Steve Jobs is building a legacy that endangers
> our freedom for his profits," said FSF executive director Peter Brown.
> Other critics of DRM have asserted that Apple is not responsible, and it
> is the publishers insisting on the restrictions. However, on the iPhone
> and its new tablet, Apple does not provide publishers any way to opt out
> of the restrictions -- even free software and free culture authors who
> want to give legal permission for users to share their works.
> "This is a huge step backward in the history of computing," said FSF's
> Holmes Wilson, "If the first personal computers required permission from
> the manufacturer for each new program or new feature, the history of
> computing would be as dismally totalitarian as the milieu in Apple's
> famous Super Bowl ad."
> ### About the Free Software Foundation
> The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting
> computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute
> computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as
> in freedom) software -- particularly the GNU operating system and its
> GNU/Linux variants -- and free documentation for free software. The FSF
> also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of
> freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at fsf.org
> and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux.
> Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at
> http://donate.fsf.org. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.
> ### Media Contacts
> John Sullivan
> Free Software Foundation
> +1 (617) 542 5942
> campaigns em fsf.org
> info-fsf mailing list
> info-fsf em gnu.org
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> --
> Lincoln Zuljewic Silva
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