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Re: [Qemu-discuss] Possible GPL infringement of QEMU/SeaBIOS code

From: Narcis Garcia
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] Possible GPL infringement of QEMU/SeaBIOS code
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:54:21 +0100

Which license is Veertu?

FSF says:
"The FSF can only enforce the license on works to which we hold the
copyright, but we can still help bring about compliance even when the
copyright lies elsewhere."


El 28/01/16 a les 19:35, Calvin ha escrit:
> [Originally sent to -dev, thought that was the wrong ML – sorry if
> duplicated!]
> After the collapse of VMware’s Hosted UI divison, there’s been talks
> about a new virtualization platform for Mac called “Veertu” [1] – it
> relies on OS X’s new native Hypervisor.framework/vmnet.framework. From a
> quick glance however, I think they are violating the GPL by using QEMU
> code (I presume it is an adaption of qemu-kvm to Hypervisor.framework)
> without attribution or releasing their changed sources. I’ve noticed the
> supported Ethernet cards are the same, and from a glance inside the
> bundle, I can see ROMs for all of QEMU’s supported VGA adapters, as well
> as the ROM itself being SeaBIOS. Furthermore, by looking inside of the
> “vmx” binary, this seems to be where they have put QEMU code. In there,
> you can see command-line switches, mentions of various dependencies of
> QEMU, and various other strings that indicate QEMU – they seem to have
> removed the QEMU branding though. I haven’t seen any information in
> their application or on their site about this.
> [1] http://veertu.com/

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