2 GPLv3 docs: DRM and Patents
Alfred M. Szmidt
ams at gnu.org
Sat May 6 09:54:32 UTC 2006
> > Digital signature software like GnuPG might not be distributed
> > as signed binaries under GPLv3 unless the archive signing key
> > is included, by the looks of that, depending on what "unseal"
> > means in court. [...]
> Why should a signing key have to be included? [...]
To unseal the signature block. As posted, it depends what "unseal"
means in court.
The signature isn't blocking anything here. You don't need the
signature to install and/or execute the program in question, so there
is nothing to `unseal'. If a signature key was required to run and/or
install the program (license key, dongle, come to mind) then the key
would have to be included.
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