Microsoft pulls Windows 7 tool after GPL violation claims

“Last week, Within Windows noted something suspicious in regards
to Microsoft’s use of the GNU’s General Public License (GPL):
“While poking through the UDF-related internals of the Windows 7
USB/DVD Download Tool, I had a weird feeling there was just
wayyyyyyyyy too much code in there for such a simple tool. A simple
search of some method names and properties, gleaned from
Reflector’s output, revealed the source code was obviously lifted
from the CodePlex-hosted (yikes) GPLv2-licensed ImageMaster
project. (The author of the code was not contacted by

“Redmond remained quiet until yesterday, when the company pulled
the tool in question from its servers.”

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