[Gta04-owner] How to increase GTA04 sales to get price down

Christ van Willegen cvwillegen at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 07:46:53 CET 2012


Hi Joachim,

On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM, Joachim Meyer <jewmeyer at web.de> wrote:
> As much as Golden Delicious likes to offer open hardware, there could be a
> business oportunity by turning a fraction of the GTA04 production into closed
> devices. Some (big) companies like to have full control over devices they make
> accessible to their employees or customers. There could be areas where a high
> level of data security or legal constraints about data privacy (e.g. in health
> care) need to be considered.

Whilst I think it is a good idea, I'm not sure if the GPL allows
this... IIRC GPL v.3 has been especially crafted to take away rights
to create devices that undermine consumers' rights, like, using it in
a DRM controller.

Christ van Willegen
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