Motorola gnu/linux phones
mrintegrity at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 15:53:07 CEST 2007
They have to make it possible to alter or add to the gplv3 software AND to
be able to run those modified versions, whether it's the kernel or not, that
kind of excludes them from restricting access to the hardware. They can't
use linux without a large cloud of other applications IE. coreutils, the
chances of coreutils becoming gplv3 are very high as is much of the other
They either allow full access or they use old versions of the software, is
that not how it is?
On 8/12/07, Thomas Charron <twaffle at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/11/07, mr <mrintegrity at gmail.com> wrote:
> > linux isn't the only free software used on motorola phones, so it's not
> > moot point
> If the software is running under Linux, there is no way one could
> say that the GPL v3 should be enforced for services being provided by
> a GPL v2 kernel. This is why I say the motorola using gpl v3 software
> under a gpl v2 kernel *is* a moot point. For instance, GPLv3 software
> running under a TiVO, the TiVO can continue to run just as it is now.
> They don't HAVE to lock the hardware down for a given peice of
> software, they just have to worry about the kernel, which is what
> provides the interfaces TO the hardware.
> -- Thomas
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