Some comments on the heated debate on SFC / Busybox / Linux GPL enforcement

Posted by mbaehrlxer on Feb 10, 2012 7:25 PM EDT; By Harald Welte
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During the past week[s], there has been a heated debate on the alleged methods of GPL enforcement as it is performed by the Software Freedom Conservancy on behalf of the Busybox copyright holders. — The extent of license enforcement on Busybox has apparently triggered the proposal to create a non-GPL replacement for it, which in turn has received quite harsh responses e.g. from Matthew Garrett. — It is well-known that the Free Software Conservancy has been actively enforcing the GPL on Busybox. But then, at the same time has been (and still is!) similarly active in enforcing the GPL on the Linux kernel. Still, I haven't yet seen calls to write a non-GPL Linux kernel replacement.

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