The FSF GPL Compliance Lab
Posted Nov 13, 2002 18:45 UTC (Wed) by ksmathers
Parent article: The FSF GPL Compliance Lab
He also states that companies which have violated the GPL and been brought back into line by the FSF should donate as well; that seems like a rather harder sell.
It places your company at a competitive disadvantage to have to comply
with the GPL if other companies are getting away with non-compliance. So it really is in the best interests of companies who are in compliance to donate to a fund like this, in much the same way that companies that maintain good accounting practices support the laws that require the SEC to investigate shady business practices, but complain about laws that prohibit American companies from giving bribes to foreign government dignitaries (where that law places US companies at a disadvantage.)
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