Finkelstein on Singleton and DeCSS

by on May 12, 2006 · 6 comments

Seth Finkelstein offers a reubuttal to Solveig Singleton’s contention that DeCSS wasn’t related to the effort to build an open Linux DVD player.

  • Solveig Singleton

    Oh dear. DeCSS certainly was “related” to the efforts to build an open source DVD player. It is just that the nature of the relationship is somewhat… rocky and contentious.

  • Solveig Singleton

    Oh dear. DeCSS certainly was “related” to the efforts to build an open source DVD player. It is just that the nature of the relationship is somewhat… rocky and contentious.

  • http://sethf.com/ Seth Finkelstein

    Solveig, the point is that there was a large team effort at building a free-software Linux DVD player. That’s not disputable. For those purposes, it’s extremely misleading to obsess on a couple of trivial arguments with one kid, who (no disrespect meant), for *decryption* work, was only tangentially related to the actual reverse-engineering.

    I understand the rhetorical reason for the mudslinging. But it *is* mudslinging.

  • http://sethf.com/ Seth Finkelstein

    Solveig, the point is that there was a large team effort at building a free-software Linux DVD player. That’s not disputable. For those purposes, it’s extremely misleading to obsess on a couple of trivial arguments with one kid, who (no disrespect meant), for *decryption* work, was only tangentially related to the actual reverse-engineering.

    I understand the rhetorical reason for the mudslinging. But it *is* mudslinging.

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