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Microsoft pulls Code on GPL Violation Claim

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Microsoft has pulled a Windows 7 media and administration tool from the Microsoft Store site for apparently violating the GPL.

 

The company yanked ImageMaster after Within Windows blogger Rafael Rivera spotted the disc reading and burning tool was a CodePlex project licensed under GPLv2.

 

More at The Register.

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Well, there is a bit more to it than that. While Rafael definitely blogged it, and as such the credit goes to him. It was because of his blog that motivated me to email FSF, DoJ, and Microsoft. Here is the thread on another forum covering all the details. http://forums.opensuse.org/tech-news/424961-microsoft-used-gpl-licensed-code-their-closed-source-tool.html

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