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VMware survives GPL breach case, but plaintiff promises appeal

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Re: Drivers...

> I'm guessing the answer is why they use vmklinux at all: DRIVERS!

FreeBSD, for example, has a whack of drivers, too, not as many as Linux, but most enterprise kit should be covered.

The whole point is, Linux probably had more drivers but Linux comes with a burden which is the GPL, FreeBSD have no such burden. If you choose Linux, then you must release the code, if you choose BSD, do as you please.

They thought they could get away with releasing the code to the kernel module, only, without the kernel ... the dev is arguing that the module and kernel are one piece ... VMWare will be paying up, here. The Hamburger court (sorry) already acknowledged that we have a case, here ...

All the dev needs to do now is get the police to investigate code-lifting ... and get more kernel devs into the party ...

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