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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
On 6/19/07, Al Boldi <a1426z@gawab.com> wrote:
> Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> >
> > Tivo didn't make the Linux success. More Tivos can definitely undo it.
> >
>
> I don't think so.
>
> First, it's not Linux that made success, but rather GNU that uses Linux as
> its kernel. And, believe it or not, when people say Linux, they really mean
> GNU. People could care less what kernel they were running, as long as the
> system is up and runs the procs that offer their services.
---

Actually, for use in devices (like TiVos or cell phones), it is very
definitely the kernel that is of interest. Many such devices use
little or no GNU software (some manufacturers have consciously avoided
it because of the possibility of shifts like the GPLv3 changes).

scott
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