GPL violation and fake GPL compliance
nuclearcat at nuclearcat.com
Wed Mar 29 14:31:13 CEST 2006
There is very impudent GPL violation.
" It has recently come to our attention that the company known as
“Sveasoft” has violated the licensing terms of portions of
which are distributed under the GPL. This message serves as a notice that in
accordance with section 4 of the GNU General Public License, their license
been automatically terminated. Further distribution of the OpenWrt code by
Sveasoft is strictly prohibited."
Part of Sveasoft comments:
The GPL itself is an “all or nothing” license based on the
and political theories of Karl Marx. It claims it can subsume any other
license if a single line of “GPL” licensed source code is used
anywhere in the source files. Should this occur, all source code files become
magically GPL licensed in their entirety. Naturally this claim by the GPL has
never been tested in court and the GPL folks have adroitly avoided any and
court cases that might lead to a thorough legal review of the GPL license
And finally "fake" GPL compliance (it is old, 2004 year), for payers/buyers in
Shortly: "The Free Software Foundation has reviewed the Sveasoft subscription
model and concluded that it fulfills all stipulations of the GPL license:"
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