Posted Feb 13, 2006 10:25 UTC (Mon) by man_ls
In reply to: Right cause AND right venue
Parent article: FSF: GPLv3 Update #2
But that doesn't mean that you should be able
to run it on the hardware they designed.
This is the paragraph of the GPLv3 draft under discussion:
"any encryption or authorization codes necessary to install and/or execute the source code of the work, perhaps modified by you, in the recommended or principal context of use, such that its functioning in all circumstances is identical to that of the work, except as altered by your modifications."
Good luck defending from this (if you ever have to). You can use user space programs, binary drivers or whatever; the result should be a funcioning device. I don't see any difference between hardware and software, and certainly disabled hardware is not functioning hardware.
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