"Ours is Ours, Yours is Yours" is gone from the GPLv3 ...
Posted Oct 5, 2006 23:34 UTC (Thu) by jdivine
In reply to: "Ours is Ours, Yours is Yours" is gone from the GPLv3 ...
Parent article: Similar in spirit?
> Pardon? Freedom #0 is the freedom to run it as you wish. Freedom #1 is
> the freedom to modify it as you wish. If the manufacturer slaps a lock on
> the software to prevent you from modifying it, how could the manufacturer
> possibly be construed as upholding the freedom that says you are free to
They aren't preventing you from _modifying_ the software. You can modify the software all you want. They are preventing you from _running_ the modified software on the particular piece of hardware they manufactured. You can adapt the code, use it in other programs and on other devices, do whatever you want with it.
You may want to run modified code on the device you bought from them (which is totally reasonable) but your freedom to modify the code has not been abridged.
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