Kernel contributions from organisations and individual privacy

Rik van Riel riel at
Thu Jun 11 19:37:35 EDT 2015

On 06/11/2015 07:26 PM, Ruben Safir wrote:

> Not at all.  You have a good point there are definitely legal situations
> other than relicensing which are problematic.
> Lets say Apple decides that are going to take the Linux Kernel and
> alter it extensively, in order for it to work with a new hardware platform 
> that they created. And lets say don't return the code base to the public.  
> Now who is going to protect the license and sue them?  You have literaly 
> thousands of partiticpants who have standing now in this case.

That means a thousand possible plaintiffs.

s/Apple/VMware/ and you get this:

A number of GPL enforcement projects involving the Linux kernel
have resulted in GPL compliance already.

All rights reversed.

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