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LinuxGram: Sun Finds & Exploits Hole in the Precious GPL

A gaping hole has been discovered in the GNU General Public
License (GPL), the legal document at the heart of open source, and
dear Sun has driven a Mack truck named Solaris x86 straight through
it.

“At least that’s how open source demigod Bruce Perens assesses
the situation and he’s the primary author of the “Open Source
Definition,” the philosophical basis of the open source
movement.”

“A less forgiving Donald Becker, CTO of Scyld Computing
Corporation, however, says nuts to that. It’s not a matter of an
obliging hole in the GPL for Sun to sidestep through. It’s that Sun
has released software, namely its Linux-to-Solaris driver porting
kit, in gross violation of the GPL….”

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