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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: Rui Miguel Seabra
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 21:35:12 +0100

On Tue, 2004-07-06 at 22:20 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
> > Which must be why the incoming payments from GPL violation settlings
> > have been on the rise continually.
> Details? (absurdity of the underlying argument aside for a moment)

    Allnet has now agreed to adhere to all clauses of the license and
    inform its customers about their respective rights and obligations
    of the GPL.  It will further refrain from offering any new
    netfilter/iptables based products without adhering to the GPL.

    As part of the aggreement, Allnet will make a significant donation
    to two tax-exempt non-for-profit organizations established under
    german law: The Free Software Foundation Europe, and the Foundation of a Free Information
    Infrastructure (

If you visit the News section, you'll find a few other cases the
Netfilter project has pursued...


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