The GPL and Embedded Applications

“‘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