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HOWEVER

Posted Aug 2, 2013 17:14 UTC (Fri) by Wol (guest, #4433)
In reply to: The source of the code was... by iam.TJ
Parent article: The exfiltrated exFAT driver

If the modifications were only ever intended for internal Samsung use, while Samsung is in the wrong for changing the licence header, the real copyright criminal is rxrz for releasing the code into the wild and changing Samsung's copyright notices.

Okay, this is speculation, but with no evidence that Samsung ever actually distributed the code, there is no evidence of Samsung doing anything that was actually *wrong*.

Cheers,
Wol


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Conservancy Helps Samsung Resolve GPL Compliance Matter Amicably

Posted Aug 17, 2013 10:10 UTC (Sat) by iam.TJ (guest, #56644) [Link]

The original violation was Samsung's in respect of GPLv2§3.

"Conservancy's GPL Compliance Project for Linux Developers is pleased to announce its role in assisting Samsung in a recent public compliance issue. The compliance issue was brought to Conservancy's attention when source code of an exFAT filesystem driver for Linux was unintentionally released via GitHub, and Conservancy later determined that similar code appeared in binary form only (thus violating GPLv2§3) in a Samsung Linux-based tablet. Samsung has made a source release available on their Open Source Release Center website."

"Conservancy's GPL Compliance Project for Linux Developers worked collaboratively with Ibrahim Haddad, the Group Leader for Open Source at Samsung Research America, and fellow community leaders, throughout the process after this code first appeared on GitHub. Conservancy's primary goal, as always, was to assist and advise toward the best possible resolution to the matter that complied fully with the GPL. Conservancy is delighted that the correct outcome has been reached: a legitimate, full release from Samsung of all relevant source code under the terms of Linux's license, the GPL, version 2."

See: http://sfconservancy.org/news/2013/aug/16/exfat-samsung/


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