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Re: New open source Security Framework
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 16:03:32 -0400

On Fri, 07 Oct 2011 06:36:51 +1100, xD 0x41 said:

I am still abit worried though, of the actual NON free prouct, and then,
what if you add to that, and he adds it to his paid-fopr app, or worse,
doesnt even put it into the exploit-pack but, rather puts it into ONLY the
paid product.

One of the good things about the GPL (as opposed to the BSD license), is that
you *can't* take GPL code private - if he's adding it to the proprietary app
and shipping the result under a non-GPL license, he's in violation of the GPL
and could end up in court.  A lot of embedded hardware people have gotten
into trouble that way.  The *vast* majority have cleaned up their act and complied
with the GPL requirements by either removing the GPL code or releasing source
as required by the GPL.  A few have been silly enough to let it get to court,
and have universally been handed their butts by the judge.


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