Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Posted Sep 23, 2006 0:58 UTC (Sat) by Felix_the_Mac
In reply to: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
"There is little (if any) comprimise in the wording. eg: if end-user restrictions are against the free software philosophy - why have a bloody licence in the first place?"
Because the GPL v2 is the license which has generated the ecosystem that we have today. In the terms of this ecosystem (i.e. of developers) the fact that a Tivo user cannot reprogram his device is not a major concern. The developers still have any _useful_ changes that Tivo have made to the GPL software.
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