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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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