updated 01:05 pm EDT, Mon April 4, 2005
Forbes looks at the controversial iTunes client software for Linux in an article posted last week. Seventeen-year-old programmer Cody Brocious says that stripping the Digital Rights Management technology from iTunes songs happened more or less by accident. He first assumed that the copy protection was attached directly by the iTunes server itself. Had that been the case, he says, PyMusique would have left it intact, meaning the program would be subject to the same copy restrictions to which all iTunes users are subject. "This is not about circumventing Apple's DRM," he says. "It's about creating a good Linux client for iTunes." Brocious says PyMusique provides Apple with more customers without having to invest in developing its own software for Linux. "The solution is to work with us, not against us."