What Karim has and has not shown
Posted Feb 21, 2006 3:05 UTC (Tue) by pimlott
In reply to: What Karim has and has not shown
Parent article: FSF: GPLv3 Update #2
IMO that would absolutely violate the licence
So this is what it comes down to: The device maker might argue that the kernel itself is behaving identically, only the other components are declining to talk to it. Or, more subtly, say, the display could continue to talk to the kernel as if operating normally, but actually remain blanked. It is clear here that the device as a whole is functioning differently, but is the kernel? I and I think Karim are afraid that the answer is no, and that this loophole cannot be closed.
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