[kwlug-disc] Microsoft lifts GPL code, uses in Microsoft Store tool
eric+kwlug at gerlach.ca
Sun Nov 8 10:21:11 EST 2009
On Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 09:24:19AM -0500, Lori Paniak wrote:
> Maybe we should all ask for the source code?
> Again, it raises the question of how do you know in a legally convincing way if someone is using GPL code, given only the complied binary?
You don't. You raise enough suspicion to get a subpoena. Once you've
got the subpoena, you give your code and theirs to a trusted third-party
to perform the review. Their code is kept secret, your complaints are
Now... you're screwed if they've obfuscated the binary, though...
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