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SubjectRe: how about mutual compatibility between Linux's GPLv2 and GPLv3?
On Jun 28, 2007, Alexandre Oliva <> wrote:

> On Jun 28, 2007, Alexandre Oliva <> wrote:
>> So, let's narrow the scenario to: tivoized machine downloads binary
>> from protected site, refrains from downloading sources that it could
>> download, user can still access and copy the binaries, but can't
>> obtain the sources because the machine opted not to get them.

>> Now, the user can't distribute the binaries, because doing so without
>> being able to get the sources to pass them on would be copyright
>> infringement. Would a court see this as a restriction on distribution
>> imposed by the distributor? Or by the copyright holder?

> I'm not sure my point was clear (not even to myself), so let me try to
> clarify with a slightly different scenario.

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