Licence text and fabs
Posted Oct 5, 2006 9:12 UTC (Thu) by mingo
In reply to: Licence text and fabs
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
Sensing some fundamental disagreement that causes us to argue circularly
i have read back some of your other replies in other threads and I think your core argument in favor of DRM is in one of your sentences:
GPLv2+DRM happens to enable corporations to do the BSD on GPL code they
wanted all along.
Does that fairly summarize your points around DRM up in essence?
If yes then i contest your suggestion above. (i thought i did that before, but hey)
GPLv2+DRM still gives us the source code. BSD doesnt. Tivo gives us their source code for the DRM-ed kernel they utilize. So where does the GPLv2+DRM combination create the "BSD on GPL code" situation in the Tivo case? I'd really like to understand your logic here.
I'd agree with you that if GPLv2+DRM would be equivalent to the BSD then that would not be acceptable to me and i'd find little joy in hacking the kernel. (when i started developing Linux years ago i made a conscious choice against BSD, mostly due to their license)
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