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Re: Niches for the Hurd: evaluation method; was: DRM musings, capabiliti


From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Niches for the Hurd: evaluation method; was: DRM musings, capabilities and stuff
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:57:30 +0100
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Am Dienstag 30 Dezember 2008 18:59:18 schrieb Michal Suchanek:
> So you would have to deny running anything less restrictive than GPLv3
> code on the system for the restriction to be enforceable and we are
> back to the GPLv3 only system which I find somewhat limited.

No, you are turning words around. 

You can install and use anything, but it must not enforce a certain version of 
the GPLv3 software

if you want to

*distribute*

the system. 


The restriction is solely a *distribution restriction*. 

If you sell me a locked down GPLv3 system, you violate the GPLv3. 

If you lock down your own GPLv3 system but don't pass it on, you don't violate 
the GPLv3. 

And here this discussion ends for me. 

Wishes, 
Arne
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