Not a bug report, but a possible severe LGPL violation of GMP
vapier at gentoo.org
Thu May 2 18:21:02 CEST 2013
On Thursday 02 May 2013 12:13:36 Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
> Mike Frysinger writes:
> On Wednesday 01 May 2013 23:56:50 Trent Creekmore wrote:
> > 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.
> that's a trademark violation, not copyright violation. to be clear,
> using GMP in this sort of software isn't a violation by itself, but
> distributing binaries w/out releasing the source is (assuming someone with
> said binary has made a request for the source and been denied/ignored).
> There is also the license requirement that the end user is informed
> about its right under the (L)GPL. "We just installed malware on your
> computer in order to spy on you and report our findings to your
> government. The malware contains code licensed under the LGPL. To
> obtain relinkable object code for the non-free parts of the malware and
> sources for the free parts, please contact Bastards International
i suspect the malware did confer to *their* users (aka gov'ts) and that it's
the gov'ts that turn around and deploy things that are the real violators :).
> It might be difficult to go after this sort of business. They surely
> are in bed with their "democratic" governments in England and Germany.
> I trust that the FSF will do its utmost to prosecute this. They are
> informed about the situation.
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