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MS pulls download tool over GPL violation accusation

http://www.itwire.com

Microsoft has taken offline an utility it supplies to help download DVD and USB images of Windows 7 purchased online, while it investigates allegations that GPL-ed code was used to develop the tool.

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Microsoft yanks Windows code on GPL violation claim (third time's the charm)

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Microsoft has pulled a Windows 7 media and administration tool from the Microsoft Store site for apparently violating the GPL. The company yanked ImageMaster after Within Windows blogger Rafael Rivera spotted the disc reading and burning tool was a CodePlex project licensed under GPLv2.

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Microsoft Found to be a GPL Violator, Again?

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GPLv2-licensed code finds its way into Vista 7, based on one source

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Did Microsoft Borrow GPL Code For a Windows 7 Utility?

http://www.withinwindows.com

While poking through the UDF-related internals of the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, I had a weird feeling there was just wayyyyyyyyy too much code in there for such a simple tool. A simple search of some method names and properties, gleaned from Reflector’s output, revealed the source code was obviously lifted from the CodePlex-hosted (yikes) GPLv2-licensed ImageMaster project.

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"Intellectual Property" a Violation of Real Property

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Pretending that ownership of software is possible and thus trying to enforce this ownership (as copyright and patent laws do) actually leads us to violations of actual physical property.

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FOSS License Compliance for Companies

http://lwn.net

Armijn Hemel (gpl-violtions.org, Loohuis Consulting) and Shane Coughlan (Opendawn, FSFE) complete a trilogy of articles examining FOSS licensing issues and best practice on LWN.net with an outline of FOSS license compliance for companies.

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GPLv2 clause 6

http://blogs.fsfe.org

So I talked about licenses. And license obligations. And interesting bits of the GPL version 2. There’s one clause of the GPL version 2 that I’d like to single out because it’s one that is surprising to me — and rarely mentioned. Clause 6.

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GNU Four Freedoms Translated for Users

http://www.thelinuxlink.net

I was reading an article about Freesoftware adoption and it noted that the freedoms afforded by the GNU Gpl were written largely for developers not end users. So I figured I would take a shot at positing the four freedoms to general users.

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Still no source code for the European Palm Pre

http://www.h-online.com

According to Harald Welte, co-founder of the GPL Violations Project, Palm looks to be repeating the trick with the European version of the device.

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FSF files brief in Bilski case calling on the Supreme Court to eliminate software patents

http://lists.gnu.org

"BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, October 2, 2009 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today submitted an amicus curiae brief calling on the Supreme Court to affirm that software ideas are not patentable.

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FOSS compliance engineering in the embedded industry

http://lwn.net

LWN has just published an article that examines the field of compliance engineering. It explores the tools and skills required to undertake due diligence activities related to licensing and binary code in the embedded industry. It is based on the GPL Compliance Engineering Guide, which in turn is based on the experience of engineers contributing to the gpl-violations.org project.

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The Difference Between EULAs and Open Source Licenses

http://www.osnews.com

In France, the GPL has scored yet another major win in court. What makes this infringements case special is that it was filed not by the developers of the infringed-upon code, but by users, demonstrating that they, too, can successfully enforce the GPL.

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Big Win for GNU GPL in France

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

One of the fallback positions for purveyors of FUD is that the GNU GPL may not be valid, because it hasn't been properly tested in court. That's getting increasingly implausible as a stance.

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Paris Court of Appeals condemns Edu4 for violating the GNU General Public License

http://fsffrance.org

"PARIS, France -- Tuesday, September 22, 2009 -- In a landmark ruling that will set legal precedent, the Paris Court of Appeals decided last week that the company Edu4 violated the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) when it distributed binary copies of the remote desktop access software VNC but denied users access to its corresponding source code.

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GPLv2 Less Popular

http://www.linux-magazine.com

Latest statistics from Black Duck Software show version 2 of the General Public License (GPLv2) sliding in popularity. Just under half of all the open source projects contained in the September 2009 statistics used the GPLv2.

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