May 12, 2006

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." Where do LinuxDevices readers stand?

Link: linuxdevices.com

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