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Using a Hypervisor to Reconcile GPL and Proprietary Embedded Code

Aug 28, 2007, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Open source software is of increasing use in embedded systems. The GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 is one of the most popular licenses for free and open source software, including the Linux kernel. On June 29, 2007, version 3 of the GPL was published, clarifying some aspects of the v2 license, and adding clauses to deal with consumer products, web applications, and patents.

"The use of GPL software in consumer products may create issues for device manufacturers who need to protect proprietary code or to guarantee their systems' behavior..."

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