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

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 13:51:32 EST

On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 03:03:40 -0300, Alexandre Oliva said:
> On Jun 14, 2007, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:
> > If a company sells you hardware that includes a ROM that contains GPL'ed
> > software, are they in violation of the GPL if they don't include a ROM burner
> > in the hardware? Or are ROM burners like compilers, where you have to supply
> > your own?
> 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).

Do they have to provide a ROM burner if the ROM is socketed rather than
soldered into place?

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