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

From: Alexandre Oliva
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 19:17:17 EST

On Jun 15, 2007, Daniel Hazelton <dhazelton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Friday 15 June 2007 17:24:24 Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> On Jun 15, 2007, Daniel Hazelton <dhazelton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> PS: Note that Stallmans motivation was *SOURCE* *CODE* *ACCESS* -
>> >> nothing else.

>> Not, it was to be able to modify the behavior of the printer, and he
>> needed the source code in order to do that. Even for a tivoized
>> printer, this would be enough, understanding that the signature is a
>> functional portion and thus the corresponding sources must be
>> included.

> You totally ignored all the evidence to the contrary, and have made use of
> clever, circular logic. He needed access to the code to make a modification
> he'd made for other printers.

As in, he gets the source code, makes the change and, voila, problem
solved, except that the printer still doesn't do what he needs?

And I'm the one ignoring evidence?

Alexandre Oliva
FSF Latin America Board Member
Red Hat Compiler Engineer aoliva@{,}
Free Software Evangelist oliva@{,}
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at