Similar in spirit?
Posted Oct 6, 2006 15:34 UTC (Fri) by pimlott
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The check for the media company signature *is* deployed by the manufacturer in its devices, so the manufacturer can hardly pretend he was not involved one way or another.
Fair enough, but they can argue that this is simply a standard facility of their (proprietary) operating system, and that they don't control how third parties make use of it.
Or extend the scenario another link: Say entity A distributes the device and operating system which supports trusted remote querying of the running software; entity B distributes a GPLv3 media player; and entity C distributes music to the device only after determining that a good (according to their list) version of the media player is running.
I think that any "tightening up" of the GPLv3 that could block this scenario is reaching too far (if it doesn't reach too far already).
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