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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
On Jun 17, 2007, Daniel Hazelton <> wrote:

> On Saturday 16 June 2007 21:54:56 Alexandre Oliva wrote:

>> There may be laws that require certification or limitations on the
>> user. Manufacturer giving up the ability to make modifications would
>> address this, or *perhaps* arranging for user and manufacturer to each
>> hold half of the key needed to run a modification (which might comply
>> with the GPLv3dd4 terms, IANAL).

> It doesn't. The GPLv3 (dd4) makes that very clear. See the quote below.

You left out the relevant bit:

this requirement does not apply if neither you nor any third party
retains the ability to install modified object code on the User
Product (for example, the work has been installed in ROM).

Alexandre Oliva
FSF Latin America Board Member
Red Hat Compiler Engineer aoliva@{,}
Free Software Evangelist oliva@{,}
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