[linux-elitists] What would be the proper course of action for a possible GPL violation?

Phil Mayers p.mayers@imperial.ac.uk
Thu May 15 06:16:23 PDT 2008


On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 11:20:53PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
>Quoting Karsten M. Self (karsten@linuxmafia.com):
>
>> You could post an inquiry as to which GPL v2 term applies to any GPLd
>> sources in the product, such as the Linux kernel, and whether you could
>> receive your (3)(b) machine-readalbe sources.
>
>...bearing in mind Greg's point that "GPLd sources in the product" _may_ 
>easily in this case be the empty set, especially if it's just userspace
>software.

What about if the device runs a supposedly unmodified linux kernel, but 
compiled with a specific toolchain which is not available? Are they not 
mandated to make the toolchain & build scripts available?

p.s. Mail-Followup-To seems to have gone away?



More information about the linux-elitists mailing list