> a) no one would notice a gpl violation? or comment on it? again, this
> is a reality issue. perhaps in some alternate reality people wouldn't
> comment on gpl violations, but in this reality a google search on "gpl
> license violation -preamble" (the last term removes copies of the gpl
> from consideration) turns up 1400 hits. i suspect there are people who
> look for license violations daily and they most certainly mention it.
Probably, but what do they do when they find out someone who's violated the
GPL, like for example, large manufacturers who ship tools like RCS, perl or
bash without providing source code for their local mods? Sue them?
The GPL has never been tested in court. It would be interesting to find out
whether it could withstand a legal challenge.
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