FSF: GPLv3 Update #2
Posted Feb 12, 2006 3:49 UTC (Sun) by karim
In reply to: FSF: GPLv3 Update #2
Parent article: FSF: GPLv3 Update #2
The "recomended or principal context of use" of a kernel is to run user-
space application. And running such user-space applications it will. And
these user-space applications will operate the same way and successfully
1) Map hardware registers
2) Control hardware using hardware registers
In this, the unsigned kernel will exhibit 100% identical behavior. What
will not exhibit 100% exact behavior is the hardware. GPLv3 doesn't
currently dictate what you can and cannot do with your hardware, and it
can't lest it become a DRM tool itself.
In as far as convincing the FSF of anything, believe me I've tried
before -- for another cause and no, I'm not going into specifics.
So in this matter, I'm not going to even try. I'd really rather
put my useful time elsewhere. If someone wants to forward what I've
said to them, then by all means, I give them all the rights over
what I wrote to do so.
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