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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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