Where was the original violation that kicked in GPLv2 Section 4?
Posted Aug 15, 2011 18:59 UTC (Mon) by bkuhn
Parent article: Android and the GPLv2 death penalty
The part that's missing in all this is the original violation by Google. I have never seen a report with facts that support that Google violated the GPL with regard to its distribution of Linux as part of Android/Linux.
Sure, there are many downstream GPL violators, Matthew Garrett has identified plenty, but I don't see Google on that list.
It's absolutely correct that under GPLv2§4 a violator loses their right to copy, modify and distribute the copyrighted work, but that presupposes some violation has occurred.
As I said in the blog post I made the last time Naughton went off on this stuff, I am still waiting to see the actual GPL violation report.
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