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Date:	Sun, 01 Jul 2007 05:48:26 -0300
From:	Alexandre Oliva <oliva@....ic.unicamp.br>
To:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: how about mutual compatibility between Linux's GPLv2 and GPLv3?

On Jun 28, 2007, Alexandre Oliva <oliva@....ic.unicamp.br> wrote:

> On Jun 28, 2007, Alexandre Oliva <oliva@....ic.unicamp.br> wrote:
>> So, let's narrow the scenario to: tivoized machine downloads binary
>> from protected site, refrains from downloading sources that it could
>> download, user can still access and copy the binaries, but can't
>> obtain the sources because the machine opted not to get them.

>> Now, the user can't distribute the binaries, because doing so without
>> being able to get the sources to pass them on would be copyright
>> infringement.  Would a court see this as a restriction on distribution
>> imposed by the distributor?  Or by the copyright holder?

> I'm not sure my point was clear (not even to myself), so let me try to
> clarify with a slightly different scenario.

http://fsfla.org/svnwiki/blogs/lxo/2007-07-01-gplv3-tivo-and-linux.en

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Alexandre Oliva         http://www.lsd.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
FSF Latin America Board Member         http://www.fsfla.org/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva@...dhat.com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva@...d.ic.unicamp.br, gnu.org}
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