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

From: Alexandre Oliva
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 15:29:36 EST

On Jun 14, 2007, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:

> 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?

Of course not. They just can't impose restrictions on your obtaining
a ROM burner and doing the work yourself.

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