Building a free future in embedded devices
Posted Oct 19, 2006 21:47 UTC (Thu) by bronson
In reply to: Building a free future in embedded devices
Parent article: Free gadgets need free software
for an end-user, absolutely.
Huh? With Tivoization, the end user still has access to all the source code. With the proprietary fork the original source code is gone for good. How can you possibly view these two scenarios as equally bad?
Also, why are you so worried about Rockbox's survival? Rockbox is healthier now than it ever has been. It will be around for a very long time, whether the FSF decides to release the GPLv3 with the controversial DRM clauses or not.
Unless the GPLv3 irrevocably divides the rockbox community of course. ;-)
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