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Re: 'It's just a f*cking kernel...'

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: 'It's just a f*cking kernel...'
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 18:48:07 +0100 (CET)

   Precisely what stops a closed source vendor from copying large
   chunks of GPL'ed code in their code ?

Same thing that stops most people from not stealing things from your
home: the law, and the repercussions of breaking said law.

   Their apps are closed source, remember ? So, unless one of their
   developers gets religion, who is to know ? For all we know, half of
   the code in Vista kernel could be lifted off Linux kernel version

If one suspects a copyright violation, one can go to court, and the
court can make the source code avaiable for viewing to the people
involved in the case.

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