[discuss] Reuters: Novell could be banned from selling Linux:
etienne.goyer at outlands.ca
Mon Feb 12 18:45:37 EST 2007
Russell McOrmond a écrit :
> c) TPMs used to lock down hardware such that their owners can't modify
> the supplied copyleft software. The "TiVO" question seems to be like
> the Copyleft-vs-non-Copyleft debate itself. With non-copyleft software
> it is *THIS* version that is FLOSS, while derivatives might not be.
> With TiVO'd hardware/software bundles the software might have "The
> freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0)", just not on
> the supplied piece of hardware (IE: some mythical "other hardware" which
> might not ever exist).
Source code is source code, it's not tied to a specific machine. There
is nothing "mythical" about the ability to run code on any machine you
choose. What exactly stop me to port the GPL'ed software TiVO
distribute to my own machine ?
Etienne Goyer 0x3106BCC2
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