exceptio probat regulum
Posted Jan 11, 2012 22:32 UTC (Wed) by corbet
In reply to: The Nook Tablet and the GPL
Parent article: The Nook Tablet and the GPL
I'm not quite sure I'd take it that far. It's not uncommon to seek to clarify language to ensure it matches the intent that has been there all along; one could easily argue that GPLv3 was doing that, I think.
Or one could argue that the real reason for the additional language in GPLv3 was to add the exceptions for ROM-stored code and devices that are not "User Products". One certainly cannot find that weirdness in GPLv2...
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