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

From: Alexandre Oliva
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 18:59:25 EST

On Jun 14, 2007, Bongani Hlope <bonganilinux@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thursday 14 June 2007 21:55:09 Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> On Jun 14, 2007, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > On Thu, 14 Jun 2007, Diego Calleja wrote:
>> >> And the FSF is trying to control the design and licensing of
>> >> hardware throught the influence of their software.
>> It's not. It's only working to ensure recipients of the Free Software
>> can modify and share the software.
> ^^^^^
> Exactly what has been said to you the whole time, but you still refuse to
> accept that. If Linus develops and runs his code on a PowerPC and I struggle
> to install the code that he has released for me to modify and share on a
> PowerPC (maybe because I'm an idiot). Should I create a license with a
> Linusation term, because he is evil he runs his code on a PowerPC and I
> can't?

Depends. In this hypothetical scenario, what did he do to stop you
from installing and running the modified version (or even the pristine
version, merely recompiled) in your PowerPC? And why did he do it?

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