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

Mike Frysinger vapier at
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
> Incorporated".

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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