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SubjectRe: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3
On Sunday 17 June 2007 00:19:49 Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> 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).

Ah, but giving the user half the key doesn't mean they still don't have access
to the entire key. QED: Giving people half the key won't cut it under the
GPLv3 (dd4)


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