Motorola gnu/linux phones
mrintegrity at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 16:34:22 CEST 2007
Exactly, the gplv3 is designed to help prevent "Tivoization" as rms calls
On 8/11/07, Thomas Charron <twaffle at gmail.com> wrote:
> He was specifically asking about the GPL v3 which actually does
> have clauses and in part, it is the intent.
> On 8/11/07, David A. Desrosiers <setuid at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-08-11 at 14:25 +0200, mr wrote:
> > > So, i won't be able to run my own version of linux and be able to use
> > > all the features? Would that not violate the gplv3?
> > I'm reasonably confident that this was not the intent of the GPL, or of
> > GPLv3. There is no provision that says the vendor must make it possible
> > for you to run your _own_ version of Linux on the same phone, with all
> > of the features.
> > It just states that if they ship the phone with GPL components, you must
> > be given access to the source of those GPL components, as part of the
> > license they agreed to when they decided to use them in their solution.
> -- Thomas
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