Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 18:08 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mac OS X Anyone who hangs around on websites with information about installing Mac OS X on non-Apple labelled computers has probably already encountered this report, but it's newsworthy anyway. The upcoming release of Mac OS X 10.6.2 will remove support for the Intel Atom line of processors from Mac OS X.
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RE[8]: SERVICES != PRODUCTS
by slight on Wed 4th Nov 2009 10:23 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: SERVICES != PRODUCTS"
slight
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The difference is the GPL doesn't *restrict use*, it grants a copyright exception provided you meet its conditions.

If I sell you a CD with a piece of GPL software you can do what you like with it without being in any way affected by the GPL, *unless* you're making copies, at which point the GPL comes into affect.

The key thing here is that the GPL grants you an *additional* right you don't have by default (the right to make copies, provided you meet the GPL conditions). An EULA restricts your existing rights.

So when receiving a piece of GPL software you are not bound by the GPL at all. You are however bound by copyright law as you would be with any other piece of software. The GPL offers you a conditional exemption to that copyright law, *if you decide you want to take up that exemption*. Otherwise you can ignore the GPL completely and carry on under normal copyright law.

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