[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] [SLOBS] GPL non compliance? was Re: GPL non-compliance, was Re: GPLv3

Gabriel Eirea geirea at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 14:19:54 EDT 2011

2011/4/26 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:54 PM,  <nanonano at mediagala.com> wrote:
>>>Walter Bender wrote:
>>>I believe that root access is being provided routinely as part of the
>>> current OS upgrade.
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> No, The "plan Ceibal" don't give the root access neither a developer key for
>> programmers, with the new OS upgrade.
> This is new information and if true, quite regrettable. However, I am
> still unclear in regard to the implications to Sugar itself. You do
> not need root access to build and run Sugar in $HOME. Have they
> somehow disabled that ability? How?

Actually, Walter, new information would have been otherwise.

Of course they don't prevent the user from building the sources and
installing them in $HOME. This may be used by a competent lawyer to
prove that the GPL is not violated, and he may or may not have
success, but please don't pretend it is not a big issue. For all
practical purposes children in Uruguay can't modify Sugar and they
can't install new applications in Gnome.



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