Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Mar 2011 21:14 UTC, submitted by jbicha
Google Does Google's Android violate the GPL? This bold claim is being made by Edward Naughton, and was picked up here and there across the web. The problem seems to be that Android's Bionic, a glibc alternative, supposedly violates the GPL by stripping the Linux kernel header files of all comments and other extraneous information and relicensing them under a more permissive license so that non-GPL programs can be written. Bradley Kuhn, former FSF executive director and expert on GPL violations, believes the claims are way overblown.
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Short memories
by unclefester on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 07:03 UTC
unclefester
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2007-01-13

I recall that Apple Inc was sued by Apple Records. Part of that settlement was that Apple Inc was not to sell music.

Oops! Posted under the wrong article.

Edited 2011-03-23 07:04 UTC

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