What about them? The rule is the same, so either you attempt to get a specially licensed version not under the GPL, you comply with the license. The LGPL wasn't made so you could use things in tivoized systems, it was so you could use a library with a closed source program.
You can still do that, but not also include that library in a tivoized system.
All Tivoization did was teach commercial developers that FSF is an ornery as ever and to avoid GPL software (or any open source) and buy a proprietary package instead.
People who push tivoized systems are not your friend, and having them use Free Software makes a mockery of the entire concept.
Tivo did everything right according to the letter of the license, and everything right according to the spirit of many open source developers
Hardly. They complied with the letter of the license, but particularly in the case of the GPL, which seeks to protect the recipients of binaries generated from GPL sources, they took a huge shit on the spirit.
they did nothing sneaky or underhanded.
Tivoization is underhanded.
If they had used a closed proprietary operating system no one would have cared at all, they were only punished for using open source.
They weren't punished. They were criticized and their lock down was recognized for what it was. But yes, had they used a closed, proprietary platform no one would have cared and they wouldn't have gotten the "omg these guys run Linux" attention that they didn't really deserve.