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

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 14:40:38 EST

On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 06:44:25 +0200, Michael Gerdau said:

> > > TiVo retains the right to modify that copy of Linux as it sees fit.
> > >
> > > It doesn't give the recipients the same right.
> > It does, can't you modify their kernel source? Where does it say you should be
> > able to run you modifications on the same hardware?
> Come on! The whole idea of software is to have it run on some HW.
> Why would I want to change it in the first place if I can't run it ?

Maybe this quote will summarize the situation:

Judith: [on Stan's desire to be a mother] Here! I've got an idea: Suppose you
agree that he can't actually have babies, not having a womb - which is
nobody's fault, not even the Romans' - but that he can have the *right*
to have babies.
Francis: Good idea, Judith. We shall fight the oppressors for your right to
have babies, brother... sister, sorry.
Reg: What's the *point*?
Francis: What?
Reg: What's the point of fighting for his right to have babies, when he can't
have babies?
Francis: It is symbolic of our struggle against oppression.
Reg: It's symbolic of his struggle against reality.

-- Monty Python's "Life of Brian"

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