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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
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On Friday 15 June 2007 23:44:00 Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Jun 16, 2007, Tim Post <tim.post@netkinetics.net> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-06-15 at 23:29 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >> Tivo has two choices: either it gives
> >> users the content they want to watch, or it goes out of business. Is
> >> that legitimate enough of a reason to restrict the hardware?
> >
> > Can I submit that they could just rent the use of their machines?
>
> I don't think this would escape the wording of section 6 in GPLv3dd4:
>
> [...] User Product is transferred to the recipient in perpetuity or
> for a fixed term (regardless of how the transaction is
> characterized), [...]
>
> and IMHO that's as it should be to defend the freedoms of the user.

In the case of renting a machine you can try to legislate new laws all you
want. It doesn't make a difference. There are certain rights you don't get
when renting something that you do when you own it.

DRH

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