Posted Jun 22, 2007 21:17 UTC (Fri) by dlang
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In reply to: One-sided debate
Parent article: More quotes of the week - scenes from a flame war
it's a lot more then just 'linux anywhere, at any cost' and saing that it's to get them jobs is beyond reason
as they stated very clearly in the discussion. they released code under the requirement that people who modified the code and distributed it make their changes available. Tivo has complied with this requirement
Tivo could have selected a different OS and locked it down (including any of the *BSDs) so saying that they selected linux becouse it could be locked down doesn't explain anything.
especially becouse they didn't lock down their first products, the lockdowns started happening later.
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