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The GPL and Embedded Applications

Oct 14, 2007, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"'There are no 'persons responsible for defending the kernel GPL', there are just a few hundreds or thousands copyright holders of the kernel, and each of them has the right to sue you if he thinks you distribute something that violates his copyright,' Adrian Bunk responded in a recent discussion about the legality of linking to GPL'd code in embedded applications. He added, 'jurisdiction and applicable copyright law depends on things like where the copyright holder lives and where you distribute it...'"

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