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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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