[wp-hackers] WordPress and GPLv3
r at schestowitz.com
Sun Dec 30 01:27:26 GMT 2007
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> On 12/29/07, Roy Schestowitz <r at schestowitz.com> wrote:
>> 2. Closing of the code -- however partial it might be -- can be
>> achieved through loopholes. Some examples have been mentioned in
>> this thread.
> Please explain this in more detail. The GPLv2 has no loopholes that I
> am aware of. There is no way to close the code.
By closing of the code I was actually referring to:
1. Binary bridges/shims, a la Novell.
2. Exclusive permission to run code, 'thanks' to software patents.
3. To an extent -- Tivoization. It's not closing of the code (similar
to (2)), but it's a restriction on execution, so openness has its
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz
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