Originally Posted by Akirainblack
I just don't get it.
Jailbreaking an Apple device allows things like Cydia to be installed and opens the device for piracy. (Which is apparently acceptable).
Jailbreaking a Kindle allows extra features that Amazon didn't include and doesn't open any doors at all to piracy which weren't already there. (Which is apparently unacceptable).
I can't wait to see Apple comply with "Users are allowed to install unapproved applications or switch carriers on their smartphones. "Users are allowed to install unapproved applications or switch carriers on their smartphones."
Games consoles have either hardware modifications or software modifications and I can't think of a single one which needs to be Jailbroken (as in the way both the iPhone was by GeoHot and the PS3 was by fa1l0verfl0w) any more (In fact the only one I know of which was jailbroken was the PS3).
A much different situation here.
The Kindle firmware image as a whole is not the copyright property of Amazon.
Only parts of it is, their proprietary parts.
Under GPLv3 they can not block (via encryption and signing keys - or anything else) access to and the ability to replace the GPLv3 code whose copyright they do not own.
Plus, read the title of that linked to document.
"Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access
Having access to replace the gnutls binaries is not a "Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems ..."
The only Copyright Protection implemented for the Opensource components of the system is the license.