Tivoization definition

(computing) The creation of a system that incorporates software under the terms of a copyleft software license, but uses hardware to prevent users from running modified versions of the software on that hardware.
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Origin of tivoization

  • Coined by Richard Stallman in 2007, in reference to TiVo's use of GNU GPL licensed software on the TiVo brand digital video recorders.

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