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VMware survives GPL breach case, but plaintiff promises appeal

Nick Kew

Red herring

Much GPL software is likewise pretty much a copy

If that claim is true, and if it applies to code in question here (two big assumptions), then it would be a defence for VMWare to say "no, we didn't copy the GPL code, we copied the similar BSD code".

Was that defence used? If yes, then I'd expect the report to comment on it. If no then your claim is utterly irrelevant.

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