[ILUG] Novell A Linux Leader? GPL 3 and
ciaran at fsfe.org
Tue Feb 7 10:10:34 GMT 2006
Colm MacCarthaigh <colm at stdlib.net> writes:
> If someone sells you hardware that turns into a brick when you modify
> it's software - you're a fool for having bought it, and it's hardware
> consumer issue - *not* a software licensing issue.
And when all desktop computer hardware contains DRM? What good then is the
consumer's freedom of choice?
You're suggesting is that software licences should stand back and rely on a
plan that is guaranteed to fail.
Instead, GPLv3 involves itself - only to the point of saying that it will
not be part of the problem.
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