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

From: Alexandre Oliva
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 16:39:55 EST

On Jun 15, 2007, Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> that's exactly what the GPLv3 does: it creatively defines the
> hardware's key into the 'source code' of the software and then asks
> for that to be provided _not_ because somehow the key derives from
> the software

Dude, you're 3 drafts behind. And some people already read GPLv2 like

> (it clearly does not), but as a "compensation" for the right to
> redistribute! I.e. it's trying to extend its scope to some item that
> is not part of the software. See?

The "compensation" is and has always been "respecting others'
freedoms". If the key is used to disrespect others freedoms, as it is
by TiVO, then TiVO is failing to keep its part in the deal.

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