Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Tivoization (pronounced "Teevo-ization") is a appellation coined to call the conception of a arrangement that incorporates software beneath the agreement of a copyleft software authorization (like the GPL), but uses accouterments restrictions to anticipate users from active adapted versions of the software on that hardware. Richard Stallman coined the appellation and believes this convenance denies users some of the abandon that the GNU General Public Authorization (GNU GPL) was advised to protect.1 The appellation came about in advertence to TiVo's use of GNU GPL accountant software on the TiVo cast agenda video recorders (DVR) which actively blocks users from active adapted software on its accouterments by design.23

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