CherryOS and PearPC legality
andre at ba-z.co.jp
Fri Mar 25 10:35:40 CET 2005
> I also posted a copy of CherryOS for all to download. I am not sure if
> it is a violation to freely post GPL'd software that has been hijacked
> by another corporation and illegally licensed. If their license is
> illegal and the GPL overrides theirs, wouldn't I have the right to post
> the software online?
Nop! The fact that someone violated the GPL does NOT automatically make
the released code GPL. The copyright remains with CherryOS and you need
it's premission to distribute it.
The violation is a matter that must be discussed between the copyright
What you did is a *very* bad idea. (the only one who is surely violating
copyrights is you, be careful!)
> I most humbly ask for your assistance in this matter...
Have you contacted the PearPC authors?
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