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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
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On Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 02:40:59AM -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> > The actual software is mailed to you on a credit card sized
> > ROM when you activate service.
...
> The GPLv3 won't remove every way in which people who want/need to stop
> the user from making changes to the software could accomplishing this
> (ROM). It will just make this a bit more inconvenient, such that
> vendors that have the option respect users' freedoms, and those that
> find it too inconvenient respect the wishes of users who don't want
> their software turned non-free.

I am trying to read that last sentence and it just doesn't seem to make
any sense.

Or are you saying that all that anti-tivoization language that adds
complex requirements which change depending on the market some device
happens to be sold in and which will most likely make GPLv3 software
unusable for various applications ranging from medical equipment to
financial transaction systems (and probably others) is there to just
make it a _bit_ more inconvenient for vendors to implement a tivo-like
scheme?

So what exactly is the point of all this then?

Jan

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