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[News] GPL Violator Named, Shamed, and Pressured

  • Subject: [News] GPL Violator Named, Shamed, and Pressured
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:03:16 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
ShowMyPC won't show GPLed source code 

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| Compiled to run on Windows PCs, the latest version of the ShowMyPC binary is 
| 3.53, but the only source code available on the download page at SourceForge 
| is the 2.6 version.  



Id Software and Valve violating GPLs!

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| I just wanted to post it here because I thought people should know that iD 
| and Valve are together taking advantage of other peoples work without even 
| giving them credit.  


New Method To Detect and Prove GPL Violations

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| "A paper to be presented at the upcoming academic conference Automated 
| Software Engineering describes a new method to detect code theft and could be 
| used to detect GPL violations in particular. While the co-called birthmarking  
| method is demonstrated for Java, it is general enough to work for other 
| languages as well..."   


German Court convicted Skype of violating the GPL

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| German district court Munich has convicted Skype of violating the GPL. One of 
| the VoIP telephones sold by Skype run Linux, but the GPL text was not handed 
| out together with the phone, although the GPL requires that.  


German GPL defender claims legal victory
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| Open-source programmer Harald Welte said Thursday he won a civil court
| case in Germany centered on the General Public License (GPL). The license
| governs many open-source projects and permits anyone to use software
| covered by it, but requires that companies incorporating GPL software
| make the underlying source code available.


gpl-violations.org project prevails in court case on GPL violation by D-Link

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| D-Link Germany GmbH, a subsidiary of D-Link Corporation, Taiwan R.O.C.,
| distributed DSM-G600, a network attached storage (NAS) device which uses a
| Linux-based Operating System.  However, this distribution was incompliant 
| with the GNU General Public License (GPL) which covers the Linux Kernel and
| many other software programs used in the product.


Wallace's Appeal Firmly Rejected - GPL Has Nothing to Fear [pdf]

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| PJ: "Just so you know, Daniel Wallace's appeal of the ruling
| against him in his pro se quest to overthrow the GPL on antitrust
| grounds, one of SCO's daydreams too, has been firmly rejected by
| the appeals court, as I knew it would be."


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