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Linus Torvalds: Android copyright violation claim is bogus

Mar 23, 2011, 14:38 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Intellectual property attorney Edward Naughton argued last week that with Android, Google improperly took Linux code and passed it on in a derivative work without using the GPLv2 license. But it seems that no lawsuits have been filed on the issue and several open source observers have disputed Naughton's argument.

"You can add Torvalds to that list. Torvalds objected to Naughton's conclusion that Google's use of the Bionic Library resulted in a deriviative work that had to be licensed under GPL."

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