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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 6 years ago 2015-03-17 02:37:50
bkuhn@ebb.org
Wordsmith this new FAQ entry.
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www/conservancy/static/linux-compliance/vmware-lawsuit-faq.html
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    modifications to &ldquo;vmkernel&rdquo; in a tightly coupled manner.</p>
 
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   <dt id="shim-meaningless">Wait, is Conservancy proposing that a
 
      &ldquo;shim&rdquo; layer is a viable solution for VMware to comply with
 
      GPL?</dt>
 

	
 
    <dd>No, in fact, as we say above, Conservancy doesn't think the
 
        phrase 'shim layer' has any meaning, despite its regular use in the
 
        media.</dd>
 
   <dt id="shim-meaningless">Is Conservancy proposing a &ldquo;shim
 
      layer&rdquo; as a viable solution for GPL compliance?</dt>
 

	
 
    <dd>No, in fact, as we say above, Conservancy doesn't think the phrase
 
        &ldquo;shim layer&rdquo; has any meaning, despite regular use of that
 
        phrase in the media.  Conservancy generally doubts there is any
 
        technological manipulation that changes the outcome of a
 
        combined/derivative work analysis.</dd>
 

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