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

From: Nicolas Mailhot
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 11:29:21 EST

Ingo Molnar wrote:

* Alexandre Oliva <aoliva@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> > 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.

> do you realize that you have just admitted that the Tivo is perfectly
> fine and legal?
> because you can solder off the ROM from the Tivo and can put in a new
> ROM with another bootloader that does not check the SHA1 key.

Nope. ROM alone is not the problem

The problem is that in this particular case, removing a ROM used to
vet software makes you liable under DMCA and friends

That's why something that could be tolerated in GPLv2 time before the
new IP world order can not be tolerated anymore. DRM is not deadly
because of the technical measures but the legal ones

GPLv3 is not there to change the technical equation but the legal
equation. Blame the change on IP law apprentice sorcerers, not the on

Nicolas Mailhot

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