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Jack M. Germain
Who You Gonna Call? Q&A With Software Freedom Law Center's Eben Moglen
07/23/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1061 Words

Their license is the GPL , so we do attempt to contact companies around the world that manufacture devices using BusyBox to honor the GPL. Sometimes companies are unresponsive to our inquiries. They don't answer our letters or phone calls. And only under...

Katherine Noyes
Oracle: Bull in the FOSS China Shop
12/13/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 799 Words

"Just because something is FOSS does NOT give you the rights to the copyrights or trademarks!" he said. "Look up the GPL -- it says you have the right to the source code, that's it. GPL v3 has some language about trademarks...

Richard Adhikari
Who Are the FOSS Police?
03/11/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 721 Words

Apple, Google and License Breaches
Apple has previously pulled several apps from the store that were determined to be under the GPL , and Google has received takedown requests for Android apps that violated the GPL, OpenLogic said.


Katherine Noyes
Much Ado About Android Licensing and Headers
03/24/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1220 Words

'Not Copyrightable Anyway'
It would have been simpler if Google had made everything GPL , Pogson conceded, "but it imported a bunch of BSD stuff and Apache stuff, so life is complicated."

Meanwhile, "the Linux folks want Linux to...

Barbara Hudson
FSF's Star Turn in the Android FUDathon, Part 3
09/08/11 9:01 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 673 Words

FSF's Star Turn in the Android FUDathon, Part 2 Where did this "you are permanently barred from distributing" stuff originate? In digging around, I found a post titled "A Practical Guide to GPL Compliance" at the Software Freedom Law Center dated August 26,...

Barbara Hudson
FSF's Star Turn in the Android FUDathon, Part 4
09/09/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 755 Words

Critics have rightly pointed out that by this definition, the GPL does not meet these standards. This doesn't make it a bad license -- sharing source code benefits everyone involved. However, heavy-handed attempts to impose further restrictions on end-users beyond the license,...

Jack M. Germain
Concurrent's Chris Wensel: The Open Source Path Is a Rocky Road
07/02/13 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1671 Words

Honestly, the very first version of Cascading was under the GPL license and not the Apache license. The GPL license allowed me to figure out what the commercial opportunities were without actually giving away the farm.

I wasn't sure if I was...

Katherine Noyes
Is It Time to Give BSD a Try?
12/01/14 4:55 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1225 Words

"I am a big fan of the GPL, and I recall that Linus Torvalds has said that licensing Linux under the GPL was one of the smartest things he ever did," O'Brien added. "The GPL is one of the few licenses...

Jack M. Germain
Defending the Free Linux World
12/19/14 3:03 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1673 Words

Version 2 of the GPL license is thought by some to provide an implied patent license, but lawyers always feel better with an explicit license, he told LinuxInsider.

What OIN provides is something that bridges that gap. It also provides explicit...

Jay Lyman
Market Blows Wind River to Linux
12/01/03 9:46 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 646 Words

Wind River confirmed the company's concerns, some of which still remain, over the Linux GPL , telling LinuxInsider that Wind River is seeing embedded Linux encroach on the market. "With these announcements, we're starting to take a step-by-step approach to Linux," the...

Rob Enderle
Linux, China, HP, Apple and Other 'Outside the Box' Stories
12/08/03 10:51 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1243 Words

... week was looking relatively uneventful until I got a copy of SCO CEO Darl McBride's "Open Letter" in which he argues that the Linux GPL is unconstitutional. Now, for some of you, you red-lined the letter and spent the next several hours...

Jay Lyman
GPLv3 Gets Second Draft
07/28/06 3:04 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 625 Words

Stallman didn't," Moglen said, referring to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and to Richard Stallman, the father of the free software movement and principal author of the original GPL. "The idea of sharing has triumphed. We are winning, and we will win, but...

Jay Lyman
Debian Linux to Include OpenVZ Virtualization
08/07/06 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 625 Words

"We realized it was a mistake," he said of the QPL licensing, which gives the copyright holder more control. "We [changed] not only to conform with Debian, but also because we are pretty confident about the way we are going and we think GPL ...

Jay Lyman
Sun Sticks to Slow, Steady Road for Open Sourcing Java
08/31/06 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 614 Words

The company should choose the GPL over CDDL because it could mean Java's incorporation into Linux distributions, he said.

"The time to compete and provide a strong alternative to .Net is now," Gardner said, criticizing Sun's continued pursuit of license fees...

Dana Gardner
Eclipse Likely Won't Suffer the Same Fate as Java
04/01/07 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 862 Words

That also tended to influence the Java community to further embrace Eclipse, Apache and GPL , and to look to the JCP as in a mere maintenance and updates committee role, not where the next levels of technical innovation (and the next levels...

Katherine Noyes
Linux Blog Safari: Android's True Nature, Reasons Not to Use Ubuntu and More
11/08/07 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1074 Words

"Even if we accept that CentOS does hurt Red Hat, what can Red Hat actually do about it?" wrote Jezz. "The GPL (General Public License) stops them from squashing the product -- which is exactly the point of the GPL. The GPL...

Katherine Noyes
Linux Distros and the Codec Conundrum
05/20/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 905 Words

"How can you even HAVE proprietary codecs in a GPL distro?" hairyfeet wondered. "I thought you had to be free to modify and distribute to be GPL? There is NO way that MPEG-LA or any other codec license holder is just gonna...

Katherine Noyes
The Things Microsoft Could Do to Make Up For It All
07/12/10 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1412 Words

'Just Add 3 Letters: GPL'
Similarly, "Well, if their enterprise value keeps nose-diving at its current rate of descent they'll be bust in four years," wrote AndyPagin. "I'll be happy to dance fanatically on their grave, or at least...

Jack M. Germain
FOSS' Fight Against China's Free-as-in-Pirated Syndrome
10/23/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1589 Words

For consumers and many supply-chain endpoints in the computing industry, however, open source players are yet to be recruited and encouraged to abide by GPL licensing dictates and code sharing rather than program stealing.

A series of OpenStack meetings by core contribution...

Katherine Noyes
Stallman and Ubuntu: Sticks and Stones and a Blogosphere Brawl
12/17/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1781 Words

... was only a few weeks ago that the Linux blogosphere's Punchy Penguin Saloon suffered its latest round of damage thanks to the recent skirmish over the GPL , but now the popular establishment of questionable repute is actually shut down for a...

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