[mythtv] License

Sid Boyce sboyce at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Apr 8 22:31:47 UTC 2009

Mr. Demeanour wrote:
> Myth TV wrote:
>> I do understand the open source movement, in other case I wouldn't
>> ask anything on this thread. It would be easier to take the code, use
>> it and saying or asking nothing to you, like many (yes, many)
>> companies are already doing.
> A well-managed software company goes to a lot of trouble to ensure that
> its business isn't founded on infringing uses of third-party software.

The rest will take the risk of not being found out. When found out which
 usually is the case, they either comply immediately or test the resolve
and settle up before the case gets heard in court.
Perhaps this guy would best be advised to google on the outcomes of
challenges for GPL license violations.
They expect that if the code is free to download, the license is invalid
- WRONG and cannot be enforced - WRONG AGAIN - a sort of mentality that
says why shouldn't we be free to use the efforts of others in our
product without having to give away our own efforts.
No one is forced to use GPL code, they can write their own and make it
proprietary, may be they are too lazy or stupid to do that.
Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
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