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Android and the GPLv2 death penalty

Android and the GPLv2 death penalty

Posted Aug 15, 2011 20:49 UTC (Mon) by allan1015 (guest, #78373)
Parent article: Android and the GPLv2 death penalty

>>One should look, though, at the history of how GPL violations have been resolved in the past.

Agree but didn't the SFLC signal a change to past performance?
from: http://m.zdnet.com.au/open-source-legal-body-sues-over-gp...

"Simply coming into compliance now is not sufficient to settle the matter, because that would mean anyone can violate the license until caught, because the only punishment would be to come into compliance," Ravicher said, though he declined to say what other actions the SFLC is seeking.

And the SFLC doesn't want to be a pushover. "If you start getting a reputation for being a pansy, then people are going to conclude they don't have to do anything," Ravicher said."

I am not in disagreement with your point of the FUD being raised and the weirdness of copyright troll's - but as a open source compliancy person I cant just popo this stuff away either.

I do appreciate this place and the more levelheaded view it presents but it is a battle to stave off the headline grabbers and try to walk a balanced middle ground.


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