Bundling and the GPL
Posted Jun 21, 2006 17:33 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Bundling and the GPL
Parent article: Harald Welte on the flood of GPL violations
In fact, most phones already do so, either in the shop or later
Irrelevant. In most cases it's not done by end-user so it just shifts the problem around: now Motorolla or Samsung are not "pirats" themselfs but are "helping piracy" - and we know how well our lawmakers and lawers like firms who are "helping piracy" (like Napster, for example) ?
The fact of the matter: if we can astablish that it's NOT OK to distribute linux kernel and binary module as one bundle everything else (download scripts, helpfull instructions, etc) will be viewed from this perspective.
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