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LinuxDevices: GPLv3 to Mandate Device Hackability?

May 12, 2006, 18:15 (2 Talkback[s])

"Draft GNU GPLv3 (General Public License) language would require embedded systems and devices incorporating GPLv3-licensed software to be user-modifiable, stated license author Richard Stallman in a recent speech. The draft license's 'anti-TiVo-isation' rider drew criticism early on from Linus Torvalds, who called it 'insane...'

"Stallman spoke about changes to the GPL at the second annual GPLv3 conference in Brazil on Apr. 21st. A transcript was published May 10 by the Free Software Foundation of Europe..."

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