"Ours is Ours, Yours is Yours" is gone from the GPLv3 ...
Posted Oct 6, 2006 15:00 UTC (Fri) by mingo
In reply to: "Ours is Ours, Yours is Yours" is gone from the GPLv3 ...
Parent article: Similar in spirit?
> The contention that this somehow turns into a "right to tweak the
> hardware" is false.
Well, let's be careful about what we're talking about here. I agree with
you and others when you mention that some devices already put software
into ROM. If the FSF were trying to ensure a right to tweak hardware,
there would probably be language prohibiting putting GPL code into ROM.
By contrast, the anti-DRM provisions say "don't use technological means
to circumvent the license".
Why are you changing the topic and continuing to discuss that new topic without addressing the question I raised?
What i talked about in the post you replied to was the interpretation of the GPLv2 that does not show any "right to tweak".
It was /your/ contention in the original post that the GPLv2 talks about something that results in the "right to tweak", and that this somehow justifies the GPLv3's attempts to control hardware. It was /you/ who quoted the GPLv2's opening section to underscore it.
I repeat: how could Linus have considered this new-found, retroactive, absurd and illogical interpretation of the GPLv2 in 1991? How could i have considered it when i started contributing to Linux in 1995?
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