A good reason to play only free games-but software freedom is bigger than games
Despite this report that again confirms my personal choice to play only free games (0ad anyone?) and keep all paid media of all types off my systems, I'm still happy to see Steam port their stuff to Linux. Valve's owners, even though they sell DRM'ed games, rightly fear that Windows 9 or some other version might do to them what they do now to buyers of used games: lock them out of their walled garden. If Vlave can kill Windows by redirecting those who do play DRM'ed games out of Windows, that helps build a more important freedom. Games are entertainment in the end, but DRM'ed, walled garden OS's can be used to support things like document revocation after Wikileaks-type incidents, and to censor news. Example: Crapple rejected an iOS app that reported all US drone strikes in realtime.
Originally Posted by steffmeister