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The Inquirer: Open Source Coders Caught Stealing Open Source Code

Apr 06, 2007, 14:15 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gijs Hillenius)

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"Developers of OpenBSD took code from their brethren at Linux, violating the code's licence, the GPL. To the horror of the Linux folk, the OpenBSD licence allows proprietary use.

"The Linux coders went to great pains to reverse engineer Broadcom's wireless chipset. The company's hardware is found in many wireless devices, but Broadcom shuns open source.

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