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LinuxDevices: GPLv3 to Mandate Device Hackability?

“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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