Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Sep 2006 17:58 UTC, submitted by Ben Jao Ming
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The gpl-violations.org project prevails in court litigation against D-Link regarding D-Link's alleged inappropriate and copyright infringing use of parts of the Linux Operating System Kernel. D-Link distributed DSM-G600, a network attached storage device which uses a Linux-based Operating System. However, this distribution was incompliant with the GNU General Public License which covers the Linux Kernel and many other software programs used in the product."
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RE[3]: Seems like great news.
by RawMustard on Mon 25th Sep 2006 11:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Seems like great news."
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Put your IP up for grabs and then every joe, dick and harry can legally appropriate your own IP and use it against you.

I really find that comment hard to swallow. If I put up my code licenced under the GPL, and you take my code and improve it. Then how is that using it against me? Lets remember that you have to allow me to also use your improved code which I can use against you can I not?

So it becomes a battle of who can improve the code the fastest. To me, this benefits everyone, unfortunately, it just doesn't seem to work that way, too many have the not invented here syndrome. And I find it hard to imagine that slime balls like the big proprietary corps don't just take GPL code and lock it up in their closed crap which you'd never know anyway? Or is that what you're talking about?

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