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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
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On Friday 15 June 2007 02:59:31 Jesper Juhl wrote:
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> > > All quite valid reasons in my opinion.
> >
> > and all wrong.
> >
> > Look up the owning and controlling interests in Tivo and you'll find the
> > correct reason - stopping you doing evil things like keeping movies
> > you've recorded or uploading them to the internet [which ironically of
> > course is the entire effect of the whole 'convergence' thing]
>
> Hmm, wouldn't that be my guess nr. 2? A way to use the hardware to
> break the law...
>
>
> Anway, the whole point of my post was mainly to /try/ and say that the
> GPL gives you a right to obtain source code for modifications, but it
> doesn't say anything about being able to run a compiled version of
> that source on any specific hardware.

And you are correct. It is also clear, thanks to language directly in the
GPLv2 itself, that there is no "intent" of the license to cover that
situation.

DRH

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