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Linus Says Android License Claim Is 'Bogus' 116

Posted by timothy
from the who-is-this-linus-guy-and-what-does-he-know dept.
jbrodkin writes "Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds has scoffed at a new claim that Android violates the Linux license. Google's use of the Bionic Library does not result in a derivative work that has to be licensed under GPL, as some lawyers are claiming, Torvalds says. 'It seems totally bogus,' Torvalds said. 'We've always made it very clear that the kernel system call interfaces do not in any way result in a derived work as per the GPL.' While some claims against Android can be dismissed outright, Google and its partners still must fend off patent lawsuits filed by rivals Microsoft and Oracle."
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Linus Says Android License Claim Is 'Bogus'

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  • Interesting (Score:3, Interesting)

    by datatrond (1335087) on Tuesday March 22, 2011 @09:18PM (#35581662) Homepage
    This might be the most interesting post this week. Will be exciting to see how this ends. Anyway, can anyone tell me ONE (1) person, company, product, service, license or ANYTHING else which someone is able to make money on that are NOT having a long tail of lawsuits..? ;-) Kind regards, Trond
  • Re:So I forget (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 22, 2011 @09:58PM (#35581900)

    After the PC dies and all we have left are closed DRM platforms, interoperability and ABIs will be dead and irrelevant anyway.

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir