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Android violates Linux license, experts claim

Mar 18, 2011, 04:02 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Brodkin)

[ Thanks to Jon Brodkin for this link. ]

"Google's Android mobile operating system's usage of the Linux kernel may violate open source licensing with a misappropriation of Linux code that could bring about the 'collapse of the Android ecosystem,' some intellectual property experts are charging.

"Google is already under fire from Oracle, which has gone to court claiming that Android violates Java patents and copyrights.

"The Linux issue is a separate one and no lawsuits have apparently been filed. But a few intellectual property watchers have written analyses that call into question Android's use of Linux code licensed under GPL version 2."

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