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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..."

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