Building a free future in embedded devices
Posted Oct 19, 2006 20:04 UTC (Thu) by cventers
In reply to: Building a free future in embedded devices
Parent article: Free gadgets need free software
Well, I suppose you're right about it not being a proprietary fork in the
sense that would offend commercial contribution -- perhaps I step too far
there. But I still think GPLv3 is important and relevant here because in a
licensing structure that permits Tivoization, no counter-incentive exists
for manufacturers wishing to make use of free software.
And again - I stress that GPLv3 can't crack this DRM issue all by itself,
but to the extent that it might possibly do better than GPLv2, I think it
is quite important.
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