Posted by: Anonymous
on October 31, 2007 07:37 AM
Stealing GPL code is not any bigger or smaller time than any other code. And for purely propaganda purposes, it would be very embarrassing for a company who is continually stating that Linux is using their "IP" Especially as you can guarantee that every pro open source user of every tech forum would bring it up as a response to the usual Microsoft FUD. Not to mention that they would have to either stop using it, or publish the source for any modifications.
Just imagine Steve doing yet another press conference and after the "Linux owes us money" wibble, being asked if they have found any more GPL infringing code in their products..