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LCA 2011: How to catch FOSS infringers out

Jan 27, 2011, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

[ Thanks to Sam Varghese for this link. ]

"The phenomenal growth in the use of Linux in the embedded market means that many people use and sell the kernel without knowing they are doing so. Others are aware, but choose to stay quiet, knowing that they are, in one way or another, not keeping to the terms of the licence under which Linux is published.

"Individuals who want to obtain the source code for the embedded device that they have bought are not able to sue because they are not the primary copyright holder.

"But they can resort to other means to get the code. Brendan Scott (pic below) , a Sydney-based lawyer, yesterday told an audience at the 12th Australian national Linux conference how to deal with the problem, in a talk titled "Issues of infringing open source software".

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