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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 7 years ago 2015-03-12 15:45:18
bkuhn@ebb.org
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@@ -159,12 +159,13 @@ Code, and for which (at least some) source code for which is provided.
 
      in the usual way for a single program written in C.</p></dd>
 

	
 
    <dt>Doesn't VMware's &ldquo;shim layer&rdquo; insulate them from GPL
 
    obligations and allow them to keep certain code in their kernel
 
    proprietary?</dt>
 

	
 
    <dd>
 
    <p>Many in the media have talked about the possibility that VMware might
 
    use some so-called &ldquo;shim layer&rdquo; between Linux code and
 
    VMware's proprietary code.  While, for decades, there has been much talk of
 
    various mechanisms of GPL obligation avoidance, Conservancy believes that
 
    merely modifying technical details of a combination's construction
 
    does not typically influence the legal analysis in a combined or
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@@ -174,13 +175,13 @@ Code, and for which (at least some) source code for which is provided.
 
    do not even mirror the typical scenarios that have usually been called
 
    &ldquo;shim layers&rdquo;.  Conservancy's analysis of VMware's ESXi
 
    product, in fact, indicates that VMware rather flagrantly combined Linux
 
    code in their own kernel, and evidence seems to indicate the work as a
 
    whole was developed by modifying Linux code in tandem with
 
    modifications to &ldquo;vmkernel&rdquo; in a tightly coupled manner.</p>
 

	
 
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    <dt>Can you give a <em>specific</em> example, with code, showing how
 
    VMware combined Linux source code with their binary-only components?</dt>
 

	
 
     <dd><p>There are numerous examples available that show this.  The
 
       details of alleged infringement specifically relating to Hellwig's
 
       contributions to Linux are of course the main matter of the
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    <ul>
 
        <li><a href="http://www.april.org/en/statement-support-software-freedom-conservancy-and-christoph-hellwig-gpl-enforcement-lawsuit">APRIL</a></li>
 
        <li><a href="https://fsf.org/news/conservancy-and-christoph-hellwig-gpl-enforcement-lawsuit">Free
 
            Software Foundation</a></li>
 
        <li><a href="https://samba.org/samba/news/announcements/2015-03-06_vmware_lawsuit.html">The
 
            Samba Team</a></li>
 
        <li><a href="http://sourceforge.net/p/swig/news/2015/03/defending-the-gpl/">The
 
        SWIG Project</a></li>
 
        <li><a href="https://plus.google.com/104877287288155269055/posts/cHgyreA76yY">Dave Airlie, Linux Developer</a></li>
 
        <li><a href="https://twitter.com/mjg59/status/573530001758294016">Matthew Garrett, Linux Developer</a></li>
 
        <li><a href="/news/2015/mar/05/vmware-lawsuit/#glikely">Grant Likely, Linux Kernel Engineer</a></li>
 
        <li><a href="http://mina86.com/2015/03/11/the-time-has-come-to-stand-up-for-the-gpl/">Michal Nazarewicz, Linux Developer</a></li>
 
        <li><a href="http://lwn.net/Articles/635624/">Luis R. Rodriguez (aka mcgrof), Linux Developer</a></li>
 
        <li><a href="http://lwn.net/Articles/635855/">Wolfram Sang, Linux Developer</a></li>
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