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SubjectRe: Would like to form a pool of Linux copyright holders for faster GPL enforcement against Anthrax Kernels
On 5/18/2013 3:24 AM, Eric Appleman wrote:
> Would anyone be interested in forming such a pool? I am willing to
> wait years for this to be resolved through certain organizations, but
> I believe we can do better.
>
> Last I checked, I have 1 long-time poster of this list on board. Would
> anyone else like to join? Ideally I'd like to get the LKML (which I
> have CC'd) involved so that authors of critical Linux components be a
> part of this. I'm not sure if my defconfig commits to Android kernel
> branches count as contributions, so I'm not going to consider myself a
> Linux contributor unless told otherwise.
>
> This pool would be used in the following manner:
>
> * Formally requesting source for binaries (means to request source
> * Formally requesting removal of critical copyrighted code that Linux
> cannot function without
> * Informing interested parties with respect to refusals of the above
>
> The CTO of Anthrax's hosting server is very interested in terminating
> Chad Goodman's account. Bullet point #3 might come into effect here.
>
> If this is a bad idea, uses incorrect logic, or does not follow the
> conventions of GPL enforcement, feel free to shoot this idea down with
> utmost prejudice.
>
> - Eric
Forgot to add background on Anthrax Kernels and their violations:
http://pastebin.com/X5Cciy03

- Eric


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