GPLv3 beta 2 and LGPLv3 beta 1
Posted Jul 28, 2006 5:30 UTC (Fri) by kirkengaard
In reply to: GPLv3 beta 2 and LGPLv3 beta 1
Parent article: GPLv3 beta 2 and LGPLv3 beta 1
Not applicable to my statement. Reread. TiVo didn't *write* that code. They merely took advantage of a loophole whereby external technological protections applied around the covered work can restrict the freedoms available to the user of an otherwise free GPL work. They didn't relicense it; they put it into a container and applied restrictions to the container. Which loophole is being closed here.
If TiVo were to write their own code, do you think that they would GPL it, and then apply DRM to it? Honestly?
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