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RMS weighs into Google GPL debate

[ Thanks to Sam
Varghese
for this link. ]

“iTWire asked Stallman for an opinion as, increasingly, the
allegations against the company appear to be driven by opposing
commercial interests, the most recent evidence of which was
Microsoft’s filing of a case against Barnes and Noble over the use
of Android in its tablet, the Nook.

“‘The allegations are that Google, in creating its Android
program based in part on the Linux kernel, uses scripts to
‘cleanse’ Linux core header files, removing comments and some
code,” Stallman was told. “It asserts that the result contains no
copyrighted material from Linux and distributes Android generally
under an Apache licence which is less demanding as a copyleft
matter on Google and on resellers than GPL v.2.'”


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