GPL and embedded linux Re: [oclug] Disintermediate the telephone
sphex at sympatico.ca
Fri Jun 11 15:42:49 EDT 2004
Charlie Brady wrote:
> *) They are either skating on thin ice, or have found a GPL loophole. They
> are making source available (only) to purchasers of their firmware - then
> taking punative action on any who redistribute the source.
I do not know Sveasoft at all...
DistroCorp could distribute Linux under GPL, plus its own code under a
DistroCorp could distribute, carelessly or deliberately, Linux plus its
own code; then, intitiate legal action regardless of merit, in the
expectation that a small business or hobbyist would have no resources to
reply. Sort of like a SLAPP suit, or a terrorism persecution, or RIAA
leaning on kids.
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