Naughton didn't do enough research to justify his conclusions.
Posted Mar 21, 2011 12:01 UTC (Mon) by rsidd
In reply to: Naughton didn't do enough research to justify his conclusions.
Parent article: Has Bionic stepped over the GPL line?
FUD is exactly what you are doing. Why are Eben Moglen, Brad Kuhn and LWN not saying categorically that there is no infringement? Because they cannot say so without auditing 2.5 MB of headers. All they can say is that there are no reasonable grounds to suspect a problem -- which is what they are saying. Can I stand on a soapbox and claim that Linux has a problem because nobody in the world will categorically assert that its code does not violate any copyrights, trademarks or patents held by others? Nobody, certainly not the kernel developers, will ever assert that. All anyone can reasonably do is fix problems once they are alerted.
Problems may exist with bionic and copyright infringement -- no sane person will categorically deny that possibility. But you, sir, have not demonstrated ANY problem that needs fixing. The "problems" you have pointed out have been debunked, and you are reduced to saying "but there may be other problems!" You cannot expect Moglen, Kuhn or LWN to do that dirty work for you.
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