Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Posted Sep 23, 2006 14:45 UTC (Sat) by Kluge
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I think the FSF's position is that the creator of the device shouldn't have any rights regarding the software that they don't also give to the users. In the case of a ROM, neither the manufacturer nor the user can modify the software, so it's still fair. But if, as in the case of Tivo, the software can be modified (and is, to upgrade the DRM) by the manufacturer, then it should also be modifiable by the user.
Sounds fair to me.
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