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VMware survives GPL breach case, but plaintiff promises appeal

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Court item 50:

A linux patch to the Linux scsi device driver was taken over to 99% by vmware in vmklinux. I think that this probably means that vmkernel must implement "very" similar calls to Linux, but that is just "wild speculation" on my part (IANAL) ...

Sadly, just saying that vmkernel might contain Linux source code is not enough for the court, they want exact lines, however, since vmkernel is proprietary, you cannot say without the source.

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