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Re: [Qemu-devel] iemulator

From: Hetz Ben Hamo
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] iemulator
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 00:07:04 +0200


Although the details are different, I think these are the same
cheaters who wanted to sell PearPC emulator (check out some cached
pages of http://cherryos.com)..


On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 13:54:15 -0800, John R. Hogerhuis <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 13:59, Elefterios Stamatogiannakis wrote:
> >   But address@hidden does not exist.
> >
> >   Somebody should explain to them what the GPL means, but without
> > contact information this cannot happen.
> Have they violated the GPL yet?
> For that to happen, someone has to have the binary distributed to them
> (for example, you could buy a copy). That's when the GPL kicks in, since
> you can ask for a copy of the GPLed portions of the sourcebase, and they
> have to give it to you.
> That said, if they don't give it up, you wouldn't have any standing to
> take them to court since you don't own the copyright. The author would
> have to initiate legal action.
> But at this point it's not clear to me anything is legally wrong yet.
> Morally/ethically however, I'd like to see them be more up front about
> the fact that they are selling a packaged QEMU+frontend, rather than
> just a brief mention in the FAQ.
> -- John.
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