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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
david@lang.hm wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2007, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>
>> Subject: Re: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
>>
>> On Jun 20, 2007, Andrew McKay <amckay@iders.ca> wrote:
>>
>>> However, I don't see how this would ever require a company like Tivo
>>> or Mastercard to have their networks play nice with a unit that has
>>> been modified by the end user, potentially opening up some serious
>>> security holes.
>>
>> Which is why the GPLv3 doesn't make the requirement that you stated.
>
> so if the BIOS checked the checksum of the boot image and if it found it
> wasn't correct would disable the video input hardware but let you boot
> the system otherwise it would be acceptable to you and the GPLv3?
>
> somehow I doubt it, but that's what it would take to prevent modified
> software from interacting with their networks (remembering that these
> networks are the cable and satellite networks in some cases)
>
> it also seems that if this was the case it would be a trivial
> work-around for the GPLv3 if it was acceptable.
>

That is exactly where I was going with that. A trivial work around in the Tivo
case. I guess GPLv4 will have to close up that hole?

Andrew McKay
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