[Arm-netbook] Allwinner's LGPL violation

Philip Hands phil at hands.com
Fri Mar 20 14:22:42 GMT 2015

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> writes:
>  as it stands the early release of the binary (with the re-wrapped
> functions) looks remarkably similar to the illegal attempt made by
> some criminals in 1996 to pass off the entire samba source code as
> their own Copyright Work (sale price $USD 50,000).

The wrapper approach sounds like it might not be that different from
VMware's attempt to insulate themselves from the GPL, for which they're
currently going to court in Hamburg:


Cheers, Phil.
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