Posted Mar 9, 2011 4:17 UTC (Wed) by gmaxwell (subscriber, #30048)
Parent article: Red Hat and the GPL
Not to put too sharp a point on it, but
As the whole the kernel developers don't seem to care to enforce the license in the case of fairly overt violations, like extensions to the kernel with proprietary binary blobs, or weaselly cryptographic signing that makes the ability to modify the code mostly moot.
Even if Red Hat's actions were technically a (fringe-)violation it would be pretty outrageous for aggressive kernel license enforcement to begin there.
I think that it's unfortunate that so much energy is being spent nitpicking Redhat's activity when more harmful (and in many cases, far more clear cut) violations are occurring continually.