Linux Users May Be Breaking U.S. Securities Laws

Posted by Abe on Jan 18, 2006 1:02 PM EDT; By KevinT
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Wasabi Systems Releases a New Study Analyzing Sarbanes-Oxley Risks Associated with Linux

NORFOLK, Va.--Jan. 18, 2006--Many companies using Linux for embedded applications may be unwittingly violating the Linux license and even breaking federal securities laws, according to a white paper released today by Wasabi Systems, a leading embedded operating systems provider. The white paper, When GPL Violations are Sarbanes-Oxley Violations, is the first in a series of legal studies analyzing the common misperceptions and risks associated with Linux and its license, the GNU General Public License (GPL). Future white papers will look at the GPL implications of Loadable Kernel Modules (LKM) and how upstream GPL violations impact VARs and end users.

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bull bstadil 3 2,199 Jan 20, 2006 3:13 PM
Who else sees Microsoft written all over this? Bob_Robertson 1 1,949 Jan 19, 2006 5:06 PM
Jay Michaelson and Wasabi Systems shouldn't practice law tadelste 2 2,195 Jan 19, 2006 1:00 PM
At Least One Error in the White Paper dcparris 2 2,144 Jan 19, 2006 12:38 PM
Egads! Linux users may violate the law? ccady 2 2,135 Jan 19, 2006 1:27 AM

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