Every day we see more clearly the wisdom and prescience of Richard Stallman in his advocating the necessity for revising the GPL to protect software freedom in the face of these continued assaults and erosions of the
control of software as an appliance by its own user and owner.
Tivo simply did what they wanted with software. Nokia through its Maemo
effort provides a crippled stooge path for devices which will invariably
be further locked by their resellers, giving themselves plausible deniability for being the agent of refusal of those rights that the owner should enjoy.