Garrett: The ongoing fight against GPL enforcement
Posted Feb 1, 2012 19:31 UTC (Wed) by tbird20d
In reply to: Garrett: The ongoing fight against GPL enforcement
Parent article: Garrett: The ongoing fight against GPL enforcement
That seems like an irrational fear, I can't imagine the copyright owner getting an injunction against or even pursuing code that you can trivially show the provenance and licensing for.
Well, since the SFC requests audit rights for all of a company's products that include GPL, I don't think the fear is irrational.
The issue is that, for an organization that is ignorantly shipping code in violation of copyright, the problem is likely not just one software on one product but probably all software on all products and instituting comprehensive license compliance is the simple and efficient option.
I keep hearing this suggestion. Sony HAS a comprehensive license compliance policy, and a compliance committee (which includes me!), and to my knowledge all of our products are compliant. See my mayor metaphor on the other thread for why this is not enough to address the risk.
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