[kwlug-disc] Microsoft Patches Linux; Linus Responds | Linux Magazine
kb at 2bits.com
Tue Jul 28 13:26:12 EDT 2009
Seems they were in violation with the GPL (did not distribute their driver
under the same license as the kernel) and then complied after it was brought
to their attention (that is how the GPL works, first your are asked to
comply by distributing under the same terms, if not, refrain from
distributing or replace the GPL part with your own code, only after all that
fails does the court option come into play).
Of course they are trying to spin it and say they planned to distribute it
all along, yadda yadda.
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