It’s all about going after users and restiction of usage models, my take on the Crapple iPad


The Free Software Foundation and the DRM elimination Crew from Defective By Design had a bit of fun today at the Apple event at the Moscone Center in San Fransico today. And the hub-bub was all about the newest tool in Apple’s arsenal against its users the iPad
mad tv ipad spoof

No not that iPad, this iPad

crapple's ipad

Here is how it went down:

dbd: This is a test of the #Apple restriction warning system. !dbd
01/27/2010 02:07 AM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 07:07:44 UTC

dbd: Live from the Apple announcement: Gathering outside Moscone entrance by Yerba Buena pillar and drive-thru !dbd !fsf !gnu
01/27/2010 11:34 AM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 16:34:46 UTC

dbd: http://static.fsf.org/nosvn/apple/apple-live-1.jpg !dbd
01/27/2010 11:53 AM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 16:53:47 UTC

dbd: Live at the Apple event: Just talked to Current TV. Out walking handing out flyers. !dbd
01/27/2010 12:13 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:13:55 UTC

dbd: http://imgur.com/0wpvY.jpg !dbd
01/27/2010 12:25 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:25:38 UTC

dbd: !gnu !fsf members — join !dbd for live coverage of the Apple DRM product launch
01/27/2010 12:26 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:26:14 UTC

dbd: !dbd !fsf !gnu — link to http://live.defectivebydesign.org on your blogs with this handy button – http://static.fsf.org/nosvn/apple/sp.png
01/27/2010 12:30 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:30:14 UTC

dbd: Live from the Apple event: Apple told police to keep an eye on us. Guess they’re afraid people might hear! !dbd !fsf
01/27/2010 12:36 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:36:48 UTC

dbd: http://imgur.com/nUtZK.jpg — Fake Fake Steve Jobs? !dbd !gnu !fsf
01/27/2010 12:44 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:44:21 UTC

dbd: RT @len http://imgur.com/nUtZK.jpg — Fake Fake Steve Jobs? !dbd !gnu !fsf (via @dbd)
01/27/2010 12:48 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:48:17 UTC

dbd: RT @crispassinato Crispassinato rbonifaz: ♺ @dbd: !dbd !fsf !gnu — link to http://ur1.ca/ktlt on your blogs with th.. http://bit.ly/cjgumz
01/27/2010 12:48 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:48:20 UTC

dbd: RT @rbonifaz ♺ @dbd: !dbd !fsf !gnu — link to http://ur1.ca/ktlt on your blogs with this handy button – http://ur1.ca/ktlu
01/27/2010 12:48 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:48:22 UTC

dbd: RT @gabrielsaldana RT @dbd: http://imgur.com/0wpvY.jpg #drm
01/27/2010 12:48 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:48:24 UTC

dbd: !dbd inside — http://ur1.ca/ktne outside — http://imgur.com/fj1I4.jpg
01/27/2010 12:53 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:53:37 UTC

dbd: Talking to a lot of media — getting the word out as people move inside. !dbd
01/27/2010 12:56 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:56:50 UTC

dbd: !dbd People are very afraid of Apple becoming Big Brother.
01/27/2010 12:57 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 17:57:23 UTC

dbd: !dbd more photos — http://imgur.com/hYg0W.jpg and http://i.imgur.com/iL2vT.jpg
01/27/2010 01:01 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 18:01:23 UTC

dbd: !dbd — Apple: 250 million DRM devices sold so far.
01/27/2010 01:07 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 18:07:47 UTC

dbd: !dbd — it’s official. The iPad — complete with App Store.
01/27/2010 01:13 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 18:13:00 UTC

dbd: http://imgur.com/pnrVt.jpg !dbd
01/27/2010 01:16 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 18:16:57 UTC

dbd: !dbd http://imgur.com/xUAbT.jpg
01/27/2010 01:17 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 18:17:10 UTC

dbd: !dbd http://imgur.com/3tSie.jpg
01/27/2010 01:17 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 18:17:23 UTC

dbd: !dbd http://imgur.com/r9UR8.jpg
01/27/2010 01:17 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 18:17:32 UTC

dbd: “We think it’s going to be a gold rush for developers” – the App Store is loaded on the iPad — DRM applications only? We’ll see !dbd
01/27/2010 01:39 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 18:39:17 UTC

dbd: !dbd http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/27/defective_by_design/
01/27/2010 01:44 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 18:44:44 UTC

dbd: Apple’s alternative to the Kindle — iBooks — how likely is DRM? very likely! !dbd
01/27/2010 01:54 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 18:54:46 UTC

dbd: iBooks is a partnership with Amazon. !dbd
01/27/2010 01:55 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 18:55:51 UTC

dbd: !dbd iBooks will use ePub — how likely is DRM? Many ePub companies use DRM already…
01/27/2010 02:00 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 19:00:14 UTC

dbd: Apple say they want to be at the “intersection of technology and liberal arts.” It’s not an intersection when one controls the other. #ipad
01/27/2010 02:44 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 19:44:47 UTC

dbd: http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/auxkj/ !dbd
01/27/2010 04:33 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 21:33:33 UTC

dbd: !dbd http://www.reddit.com/r/gnu/comments/auxiq
01/27/2010 04:33 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 21:33:45 UTC

dbd: Ars Technica coverage: http://ur1.ca/kufm !dbd !fsf
01/27/2010 06:15 PM
dbd’s status on Wednesday, 27-Jan-10 23:15:16 UTC

After this point the game was pretty much over there was some great coverage in there and some awesome pics. It looks like it was a success, but there is still work to do. Here’s how you can help.

sign the petition: http://www.defectivebydesign.org/ipad
read the guide: “A guide to DRM free living” http://www.defectivebydesign.org/guide
know thine enemy: http://www.defectivebydesign.org/what_is_drm
and join the cause: http://www.defectivebydesign.org/user/register & http://www.defectivebydesign.org/shareipad

DRM and trying to explain it to those who have no clue, part 2: a rope of sand


read the origianal post asking for help

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I just had to defend the CC-BY-SA


I just sent a lengthy email into the Debian bug tracking system. I originally tried to send it directly to the developers through an already “closed” bug (which was returned undeliverable) so I sent it again to submit@bugs.debian.org. I sent it with the proper headings (I hope) so that it would get to the developers. the subject was “VRMS-Why is the Tango Icon theme listed as non-free”, and the project in question is vrms or (Virtual Richard M. Stallman) which is a program that will analyze the set of currently-installed packages on a Debian-based system, and report all of the packages from the non-free tree which are currently installed.

The entire email can be read here

And I have also sent an email to Cory Doctorow and have submitted it for consideration on BoingBoing