Posted May 24, 2007 9:17 UTC (Thu) by anselm
In reply to: Google ?
Parent article: A day at the Open Source Business Conference
Let's stipulate for a moment that you are right about the »spirit« of the
GPL, as applied to web services.
The question here is how far down the stack this should extend.
Presumably Google are running their own proprietary search engine code,
on which the »spirit of the GPL« has no bearing, on
top of a possibly-patched Linux kernel. Should they be morally obligated
their Linux kernel patches just because the machine in question is
running (or even merely talking to another machine running) a
web server that is accessible by the public?
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