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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
On 6/14/07, Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/14/07, Dave Neuer <mr.fred.smoothie@pobox.com> wrote:
> > On 6/14/07, Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> > > Nothing prevents you from taking tivos kernel
> > > changes and building your own hardware to run that code on, and as such
> > > the spirit of the GPL v2 seems fulfilled.
> >
> > Oh, come on: you're not serious, right? Something indeed prevents me
> > -- the fact that I'm not a hardware manufacturer, I don't have fabs,
> > outsource vendors to provide me w/ designs, ASICs, etc. Nor to I have
> > the money to pay one-off prices for various components if they're even
> > available in batches that small.
> >
>
> So your objection here is that one needs additional resources to do
> excersise their rights. Well, what about spending time and money to
> get education to be able to do programming work?

Come on, again w/ the bullshit. TiVO does not try to prevent me from
getting a CS degree, or buying a C reference. They _do_ prevent me
from running modified code on my TiVO box.

> Being able to
> understand C and hardware, etc is also an additional restriction
> imposed on an average person.

Not imposed by TiVO.

> Do you advocate that every copy of GPL
> program should be accompanied with an engineer who would explain how
> it all works?

No, just that hardware vendors not lock me out of _my_ hardware if
they've benefitted from code which was intended to be modifiable by
end users.

Dave
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