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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] fork with better wording, perha

From: Jason Self
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] fork with better wording, perhaps ?
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:29:18 -0700 (PDT)

Riley Baird said:
> is a restriction

The only way I can think of it to consider is a restriction is if
Tivoization were considered a legitimate activity to begin with.

Framing copyleft as a "restriction" is not a good idea. This goes back
to what John said.

As an example, it's not as if TiVo Inc. "can't" use GPLv3 stuff or
that they the license somehow "restricts" them from doing so. Rather,
they can and should use it (everyone should.) They just need to pass
on those same freedoms to others.

It's probably better to position/frame the GPL and copyleft as
protecting software freedom rather than "restricting" it.

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