Re: Dual-Licensing Linux Kernel with GPL V2 and GPL V3

From: Alexandre Oliva
Date: Wed Jun 13 2007 - 22:54:50 EST

On Jun 13, 2007, Daniel Hazelton <dhazelton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Either a device is distributed, like the common PC, that is designed
> for the user to change and update the software on, or, like the PS2
> it isn't designed for that.

Have you ever installed GNU/Linux on a PC "Designed for Microsoft Windows"?

How dare you? ;-)

> If, OTOH, the hardware was never meant for the end-user to install custom
> versions of the software on, then while the signing keys are still
> *technically* part of the source, in practice they are not. Why? Because in
> most of those cases the end-user isn't granted the right to install and run
> custom binaries on the hardware.

And distributing the GPLed software under this restriction is quite
likely copyright infringement.

> I know this. As I said, I doubt that anyone who tried this in
> America would have the success he has had.

On Wednesday 13 June 2007 21:24:01 Adrian Bunk wrote:

>> Are you an idiot, or do you just choose to ignore all proof that
>> doesn't fit your preconceived beliefs?

;-) :-P :-D

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