Re: Linksys WRT54G and the GPL

From: Russell King (
Date: Sun Jun 08 2003 - 16:50:55 EST

On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 02:08:39PM -0700, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> IANAL, but in many coutries the fact that you didn't know is not an
> excuse. When you integrate alien parts in your products you become
> responsible and you have to be sure about all aspects that arise.

What if, when you obtained said parts, it came with a license which
appeared to be genuine, but in fact was illegally changed in a country
which has not signed up to the copyright treaty? (I believe this may
be part of the story here.) I believe that you'd need a good copyright
lawyer, and it may depend upon local law.

Russell King (                The developer of ARM Linux

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