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Android violates Linux license, experts claim

[ 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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