Not a bug report, but a possible severe LGPL violation of GMP

Trent Creekmore tjones146 at
Thu May 2 05:56:50 CEST 2013

I heard Mozilla was suing them for naming their product firefox.exe, etc. in
order to gain trust of end users to execute their products.

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I am not reporting a bug but rather a severe violation of GMP LGPL license.

A spying company named Gamma sells a surveillance trojan named FinFisher. It
has been used against activists and dissidents around the world to spy on
every aspect of their life.

An organization named CitizenLab analyzed samples of the FinFisher trojan
and reported the findings in the link below.

The full story is here:

The PDF report of the findings is

Interestingly the report mentions that FinFisher uses GMP, obviously while
violating its code. If you open the PDF file and grep for GNU you will go
straight to that section.

I believe you folks can help greatly in fighting this FinFisher trojan
through licensing avenues of the LGPL, and you folks are not alone, Mozilla
is doing that too:

There are many groups fighting against Gamma and FinFisher, and this LGPL
violation can help a lot, the world would appreciate GMP's support against
this globally deployed oppressive tool.

If you find it in your heart that you wish to help fight oppression through
free software, I would recommend contacting the Free Software Foundation and
Citizen Lab for better coordination.

Thank you very much!
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