Has Bionic stepped over the GPL line?
Posted Mar 21, 2011 5:37 UTC (Mon) by FlorianMueller
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Oh, and a third reason no copyright violation. Perhaps the most obvious. The GPL gives that user the right to use the software and derivatives!
The concern I discussed isn't really about lawsuits against users -- those are a hypothetical possibility but it's hard to see why anyone would do that. The concern is about device makers and app developers who built software that may be copyleft-affected and could be enjoined from distributing it on non-GPL terms. Of course, if that happened, it would also affect users: potential users who can't buy until the issue is settled, and actual users who can't get upgrades until that point. But that's not the #1 concern.
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