[NetBehaviour] Free Software Robin Hood Liberates Leaked Samsung Code

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Fri Jul 26 18:49:02 CEST 2013


On 26/07/13 07:24, marc garrett wrote:
>
> A student and programmer using the name “rxrz” has posted a large chunk
> of a proprietary Microsoft file-system software to GitHub, claiming that
> she’s liberating it for the open source world. She says that the
> software was leaked from Samsung, and that it also contains some code
> from the Linux kernel. That, she argues, makes it de facto open source
> under the terms of the Gnu General Public License.

The code does apparently include Linux kernel code, but Samsung's 
apparent violation of the GPL means that *they* have to either stop 
distributing the code or change the license. Third parties can't do it 
for them.

(I am not a lawyer etc.)

- Rob.




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