Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 00:20 UTC, submitted by anonymous
GNU, GPL, Open Source "This guest whitepaper explains how a hypervisor can be used to leverage GPL software while isolating it from proprietary code, in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of the GPL. It was written by a TRANGO Virtual Processors product manager, and uses that company's hypervisor as an example."
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by dylansmrjones on Wed 29th Aug 2007 14:50 UTC
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The problem with Tivo was that modified GPL'ed software couldn't run on their devices. With this hypervisor-solution the problem is solved. One can still run modified GPL'ed software and playback of the DRM'ed* media can still be restricted.

Compatible with Tivo and compatible with GPL v3. A nice solution actually.

*DRM - Digital Restriction Management. A technology invented to remove the customer's fundamental rights.

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