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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
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On Jun 14, 2007, lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca (Lennart Sorensen) wrote:

> They let you have the code and make changes to it,

Not to the software installed in the device.

What they do is like an author A who distributes a program to user B
under a non-Free Software license, and to user C under a Free Software
license.

C passes the program on to B under the same license. Now B has two
copies of the program. One is free, the other is not.

Except that TiVO had no right to distribute the program under non-Free
terms in the first place, because it was not the author, and the
license it had explicitly said it couldn't impose further
restrictions.

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FSF Latin America Board Member http://www.fsfla.org/
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Free Software Evangelist oliva@{lsd.ic.unicamp.br, gnu.org}
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