Building a free future in embedded devices
Posted Oct 19, 2006 19:15 UTC (Thu) by cventers
In reply to: Building a free future in embedded devices
Parent article: Free gadgets need free software
It's relevant because of why GPL is a better license for coprorate
contribution than BSD - it prevents proprietary forks and creates a level
playing field. GPLv2 has a loop-hole that seems to allow tivoization
(proprietary forks). I already pointed this out by the way.
I'll expand on this a little bit, though... if Rockbox could suffer under
hardware DRM, then the manufacturers I spoke of that might be encouraged
by saving development costs could just save those development costs and
make a proprietary Rockbox fork anyway.
I want to request that anyone who is going to reply to me read what I have
to say. I don't expect you to agree to it, but please address my actual
post rather than acting as if you didn't see something. I believe it was
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