Remember the other side
Posted Oct 3, 2006 6:30 UTC (Tue) by walken
In reply to: Remember the other side
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
> We were told that the "or later" wording was to protect us in case there were legal problems with the current GPL v2 license.
But I think that *is* the case: if you agree with the idea that end users should be free to modify the software or hire someone to do so, which was the goal as documented in the gnu manifesto, then the locked-down tivo scenario IS a legal problem. The license is being updated to close that loophole, I dont think this is out of line with what the FSF said about the "or later" wording.
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