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[Discuss] Fwd: Hey FCC, Don't Lock Down Our Wi-Fi Routers | WIRED

On 10/5/2015 3:26 PM, MBR wrote:
> Unfortunately, Torvalds despises GPLv3, so the Linux kernel and anything
> else he has copyright on will stay with GPLv2.

Access point vendors have been supporting Linux since the WRT54G, albeit 
most of them doing so unofficially so that they aren't bombarded with 
support calls (remember: maximize revenue, minimize costs). If the 
kernel were relicensed under GPLv3 then those vendors would be forced to 
drop that support for risk of running afoul of the fuck TiVo clause. 
Then we'd have no cheap hardware to run DD-WRT, Tomato and OpenWrt.

I fail to see how this would be fortunate.

Rich P.

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