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

From: Alexandre Oliva
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 02:50:07 EST

On Jun 14, 2007, Bongani Hlope <bhlope@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thursday 14 June 2007 02:55:52 Alexandre Oliva wrote:

>> While TiVo retains the ability to replace, upgrade, fix, break or make
>> any other change in the GPLed software in the device, it ought to pass
>> it on to its customers.

> So according to your logic, I can go to Sharp's website and download the GPL
> source code for their Zaurus. But I don't own a Sharp Zaurus; to keep with
> your interpretation of the spirit of GPL, they have to give me a Zaurus so
> that I can run my modifications on the same hardware?

Sharp can modify the copy of the code in your Zaurus as much as you
do, when you don't have a Zaurus. I don't see how you can get to the
conclusion that they have to give you a Zaurus, when all you're
getting is software.

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