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

From: Alexandre Oliva
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 12:50:54 EST

On Jun 14, 2007, Bron Gondwana <brong@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 01:58:26AM -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:

>> Do we actually get any benefit whatsoever from TiVO's choice of Linux
>> as the kernel for its device?

> Sure, if they make any changes or fixes to Linux. Other than that,
> only the same benefit that Microsoft get from Windows piracy - TiVo
> employees become familiar with Linux and are more likely to use it
> and maybe contribute more in another job later.

Now, what if TiVO actually permitted all of its customers to make
changes or fixes to Linux, and become familiar with it and become more
likely to use it and maybe contribute more later?

Would we lose more or gain more?

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