Harald Welte on the flood of GPL violations
Posted Jun 20, 2006 10:13 UTC (Tue) by email@example.com
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The main problem of GPL violations is the number of software developpers who now refuses to write or contribute to GPL software for free (i.e. not being paid by a company which itself releases the software under GPL), because their work or contribution will simply be stolen.
You can now go to high street shops and buy (embedded) equipment with "Linux" written on the packaging and never see a line of source code, like this kind of thing:
If someone writes some GPL software, he will just find the time to try to write few documents to help his users, so going to courts in each of the EU countries is a no-no.
There was once an international copyright treaty...
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