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I guess it is a very difficult legal 'attack vector'. But we have been surprised by the creativity of legal departments/lawyers before ;).
Android and the GPLv2 death penalty
Posted Aug 15, 2011 21:23 UTC (Mon) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
/me thinks of a CVE-like database of legal vulnerabilities, completely with AV score and all that
Posted Aug 15, 2011 21:36 UTC (Mon) by martinfick (subscriber, #4455)
Although, I am suggesting to view these not as vulnerabilities, but rather as defenses. Once a company violates the GPL2, they get stuck in a DB. Authors could search the db to correlate users/violators of their code with people suing them, or otherwise being malicious.
While I could see some bad uses of such a DB, it seems like mostly it could be used to attempt to police bad FLOSS citizens by FLOSS authors.
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