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SubjectRe: GPL V3 and Linux - Dead Copyright Holders
Once upon a time, Linus Torvalds  <> said:
>I believe that hardware that limits what their users can do will die just
>becuase being user-unfriendly is not a way to do successful business. Yes,
>I'm a damned blue-eyed optimist, but I'd rather be blue-eyed than consider
>all uses of security technology to necessarily always be bad.

I haven't read the GPLv3 draft myself, but I would guess that private
signing key language is aimed squarely at TiVo. They use a Linux
kernel, but only kernel binaries signed by them will load (so you can't
modify the kernel without jumping through hoops). Is that
"user-unfriendly"? Probably so, but only to a small percentage of the

Chris Adams <>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.
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