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Linus Torvalds: Android copyright violation claim is bogus

[ Thanks to Jon
Brodkin
for this link. ]

“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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