Licence text and fabs
Posted Oct 5, 2006 18:44 UTC (Thu) by espeer
In reply to: Licence text and fabs
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
> The only problem comes if the manufacturer wants the ability to modify
> the software while denying this ability to users.
No, by not providing keys, hashes or whatever, the manufacturer is not
denying the user's ability to modify the software at all. The GPLv2
guarantees access to the source - so you can modify it all you want. You
may not be able to run your modified version on that particular
manufacturer's hardware, but you are most welcome to develop your own
hardware to run it on (or run in on a suitable open hardware platform).
The question here is, should we be dictating requirements on the openness
of hardware in GPLv3?
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