Originally Posted by Gigs
I wasn't claiming it was DRM. It falls victim to "the DRM problem", that is, the untrustable client problem. The end user can always reverse engineer what it's sending because they have full control over the hardware.
Then don't say DRM because it clouds your explanation.
The emkdu library is just a nice sweet cherry that some morons are likely to pick, and unlikely to know what to do to change its behavior, or even bother to care. It was one of those little improvements on the LL client that other assholes were likely to pluck for their own clients.
It's not about DRM. Nobody is trying to enforce any digital rights management here. It's about ego masturbation and equally butthurt devs who use the Emerald code as a base to create their own closed source copybots for sale. None of this is about freeing the code but about shooting each other in a teenaged mafia war. And to be frank, I don't have a lot of pity for people who are dumb enough to use these underground clients.
"To begin with," said the Cat, "a dog's not mad. You grant that?"
"I suppose so," said Alice.
"Well, then," the Cat went on, "you see, a dog growls when it's angry, and wags its tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad."
"I call it purring, not growling," said Alice.
"Call it what you like," said the Cat.