GPLv3 doesn't say that
Posted Sep 27, 2006 13:52 UTC (Wed) by bignose
In reply to: GPLv3 doesn't say that
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
> the use restriction is that the manufacturer cannot use the GPL code in a
> device for which they are not willing to give you the signing key.
They can *use* the software in that device, unconditionally. They may also (under the terms of the current GPLv3 draft) *redistribute* that software to you, with the condition that they grant you all the freedoms to the software they received.
Once you receive that software under the terms of the GPLv3, you too are free to use the software in that device unconditionally, just as the party you received it from was free to do so.
No-one's use of the software is restricted by any conditions in the (current draft of the) GPLv3.
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