Posted Oct 5, 2006 15:17 UTC (Thu) by coriordan
In reply to: "Ours is Ours, Yours is Yours" is gone from the GPLv3 ...
Parent article: Similar in spirit?
- There is nothing in GPLv3 to "make binaries in ROM's modifiable",
I don't know where you're getting that from.
- "DRM is not new" - GPLv3 doesn't prohibit DRM, it prohibits
tivoisation (one particular use of DRM). If someone else was
doing tivoisation before, they mustn't have been successful
enough at it. GPLv3 only fixes problems that really exist and
are widespread or sustainable, not theoretical or minuscule
- Removing "or later versions" would lead to many new free
software projects later arriving in the same mess the Linux
copyrights are in. If an absurd interpretation of GPLv2 was
ruled valid by a court tomorrow, what would Linux do? It would
have to relicence and it would be a mess. FSF foresaw this mess
decades ago and put two infrastructures in place. One is the "or
later versions" language, another is the copyright assignment for
- The keys needed to run a piece of software are not a "totally
seperate work". If the two were not intertwined, they would not
have the relationship of one being necessary for the other to
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