Re: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Posted Sep 23, 2006 14:50 UTC (Sat) by mattmelton
In reply to: Re: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
I'm trying to guage your view here mingo...
Assuming there is a product called the MattRouter 2.2b. A Tivo'ized network router running Linux 2.6.
Would something along the lines of,
"The Corresponding Source also includes the ability to be executed, modified and installed in the recommended or principal context of use, such that it can implement all of the same functionality in the same range of circumstances"
be more up your street?
To me, such a change would mean proprietory uploaders and bootloader-compilers would have to be included with the source. These uploaders (etc) can implement the DRM provisions (such as encryption) before they are copied to ROM.
As long as I had the indirect ability to fulfill "the recommended or principal context of use, such that it can implement all of the same functionality" from source, I'd be happy.
... that is, if your agrument rests on the provision of keys alone.
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