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    SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
    On Wed, 20 Jun 2007 12:55:10 -0700
    "David Schwartz" <> wrote:

    > > The kernel you build from the source code that Tivo distributes must
    > > be accepted by Tivo's hardware without making other modifications (to
    > > Tivo's hardware or bootloader). If that is possible, I will retract
    > > what I said. If it is not possible, they are omitting part of the
    > > program's source code:
    > >
    > > A "computer program" is a set of statements or instructions to be
    > > used directly or indirectly in a computer in order to bring about
    > > a certain result.
    > > -- US Code, Title 17, Section 101
    > A key is a number. A signature is a number. They are neither statements nor
    > instructions. The argument that GPLv2 prohibits Tivoization is really and
    > truly absurd. It has neither a legal nor a moral leg to stand on.

    A computer program is a number too.

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