Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Sep 2006 17:58 UTC, submitted by Ben Jao Ming
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The 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: uh
by kwag on Mon 25th Sep 2006 16:11 UTC in reply to "uh"
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"I am sure they will think twice before they violate any open source license. Is that what you'll meant to say?"

Many embedded developers and companies don't really understand the GPL license.
They don't understand that they have to give away their IP sources if they use GPL.
So once they get bitten by the (G)eneral (P)ublic and the (L)icense, they quickly repair the damage by either removing the product from market of by redesigning the software basing it on another OS.

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