Linux.com: Konsole License Violations Highlight GPL Confusion
Oct 09, 2006, 16:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"In July, Konsole author Lars Doelle posted a note on the
MotorolaFans.com forum about two programs that appear to violate
the GNU General Public License (GPL), under which Konsole is
licensed. GPL violations are nothing new, but in this case Doelle
has not only put the violators on notice, he's also telling users
to stop using the offending programs as well.
"Doelle says that he's found two programs for use on the
embedded distribution MontaVista Mobilinux, eKonsole and qonsole,
that use Konsole code in violation of the GPL. Neither author was
identified, except by nicknames on the MotorolaFans.com forum, and
Doelle says that he's only been able to get in contact with the
authors through the forum..."