ZDNet: Tivo and GPL: Beauty and the Beast?
Oct 03, 2006, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Burnette)
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"In the ongoing battle between Linux kernel developers and the
Free Software Foundation over the future of the GNU Public License,
somehow DVR-maker Tivo has become either the whipping boy, or the
poster child, depending on whose side you are on. FSF founder
Richard Stallman even coined a term for what he sees as misuse of
the GPL: 'tivoization...'
"The FSF argues that end users, like my aunt Sylvia for example,
should be free to modify the code inside her Tivo to make it do
whatever she wants..."