Building a free future in embedded devices
Posted Oct 19, 2006 21:11 UTC (Thu) by cventers
In reply to: Building a free future in embedded devices
Parent article: Free gadgets need free software
> "Tivoisation" does not equal "proprietary fork." Not even close.
For a manufacturer, perhaps not; for an end-user, absolutely. But I do
conceed that in terms of what a manufacturer (someone capable of making
their own device) might see, they wouldn't personally have reason to
However, I'm not claiming that the anti-tivoization clause would encourage
manufacturers to use or contribute to Rockbox either. Rockbox being free
software would encourage that; GPLv3 anti-tivoization would ensure that
Rockbox _survives_ as free software once a manufacturer makes that choice.
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