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Re:Whose hardware?

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on February 03, 2006 09:11 AM
Hardware can be propietary, and have patent issues.
Why do you think IBM adopted Linux on their main frames?
Because they don't care that they have to give the sources, as per GPL instructions, because their hardware is patented, and nobody can duplicate it legally!
So they used GPL to their advantage, and that's a great way to skin a (GPL) cat<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;)

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