Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Posted Sep 23, 2006 3:46 UTC (Sat) by dlang
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besides which, tivo doesn't make it impossible to hack their devices (I have three hacked tivo's in my house right now), they do make it hard, but as the modchips for the Xbox and other game systems have shown even extreme modifications can be packaged to be relativly easy to install.
the real battle is against DMCA type laws that make it illegal to modify systems. such laws can cause far more harm then _any_ technological measures the manufacturer could impose.
and once you break through the outer shell of protection it's FAR easier to modify a device that you have the source for then one where you have to reverse engineer every step along the way.
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