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

From: Alexandre Oliva
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 23:23:19 EST

On Jun 14, 2007, Daniel Hazelton <dhazelton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Faulty logic. The hardware doesn't *restrict* you from *MODIFYING*
> any fscking thing.

Ok, lemme try again:

case 2'': tivo provides source, end user tries to improve it, realizes
the hardware won't let him use the result of his efforts, and gives up

> On Thursday 14 June 2007 18:45:07 Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> Where's the payback, or the payforward?
>> And then, tit-for-tat is about equivalent retaliation, an eye for an
>> eye. Where's the retaliation here?
>> If GPLv2 were tit-for-tat, if someone invents artifices to prevent the
>> user from making the changes the user wants on the software, wouldn't
>> it be "equivalent retaliation" to prevent the perpetrator from making
>> the changes it wants on the software?

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