Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2006 14:11 UTC, submitted by Jack
Linux "Companies using Linux for embedded applications may be unwittingly violating the Linux license and even breaking federal securities laws, according to a research published by Wasabi Systems. According to the study, the problem lies with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that companies disclose ownership of intellectual property to their shareholders. The study indicates that dozens of companies are discovered each year to have violated the terms of GPL, and if they are public companies, they are violating Sarbanes-Oxley."
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RE[4]: FUD
by dylansmrjones on Thu 19th Jan 2006 22:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: FUD"
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In which case you contact the copyright holder.

As you would with any other license.

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RE[5]: FUD
by dsmogor on Thu 19th Jan 2006 23:05 in reply to "RE[4]: FUD"
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What if he/she tells you X and than tells ~X to the judge?

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RE[6]: FUD
by dylansmrjones on Fri 20th Jan 2006 11:33 in reply to "RE[5]: FUD"
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If you can prove he (or she) said X to you, then you're off the hook.

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