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Ovum: Companies Need to Play Fair with the GPL

Jan 25, 2007, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Laurent Lachal)

"BT and Cisco have both been recently denounced for failing to meet the General Public Licence (GPL) requirements in their respective wireless broadband router Home Hub and iPhone WIP300 products. They had not published details of all the code they were using.

"The two companies should have known better and need to improve their internal processes to deal with GPL requirements (the GNU General Public Licence--GNU GPL or simply GPL is the most widely-used licence amongst open source projects). This is particularly the case with Cisco, which had already been linked with GPL violation in the past..."

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