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

From: Alexandre Oliva
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 14:29:31 EST

On Jun 14, 2007, Florin Malita <fmalita@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> On Jun 14, 2007, Daniel Hazelton <dhazelton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> When they download the software, they get another copy, and they have
>>>> a right to modify that copy.

>>> But you get the TiVO corporations copy of the software?

>> Yes. The customer gets the copy that TiVO stored in the hard disk in
>> the device it sells. And it's that copy that the customer is entitled
>> to modify because TiVO is still able to modify it.

> No, by this twisted logic Tivo *cannot* modify that particular copy
> any more than you can. They can modify *another* copy (just like you)
> and they can *replace* the copy in your device with the new version
> (unlike you).

Again, replacing is one form of modification.

What do you think you do when you save a modified source file in your

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