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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
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On Jun 21, 2007, david@lang.hm wrote:

> how exactly can they prevent a system that's been tampered with from
> accessing their network?

By denying access to their servers? By not granting whatever is
needed to initiate network sessions?

And note, "it's been tampered with" is not necessarily enough of a
reason to cut someone off, it has to meet these requirements:

> when the modification itself materially and adversely affects the
> operation of the network or violates the rules and protocols for
> communication across the network.

> (something even you say they have a right to do)

as long as this right is not used by the software distributor to
impose restrictions on the user's ability to adapt the software to
their own needs. The GPLv3 paragraph above makes a fair concession in
this regard, don't you agree?

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Alexandre Oliva http://www.lsd.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
FSF Latin America Board Member http://www.fsfla.org/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer aoliva@{redhat.com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist oliva@{lsd.ic.unicamp.br, gnu.org}
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