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Old 01-18-2006, 05:16 PM   #1
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LXer: Linux Users May Be Breaking U.S. Securities Laws


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...According to Attorneys Wasabi Systems Releases a New Study Analyzing Sarbanes-Oxley Risks Associated with Linux NORFOLK, Va.--Jan. 18, 2006--Many companies using Linux for embedded applications may be unwittingly violating the Linux license and even breaking federal securities laws, according to a white paper released today by Wasabi Systems, a leading embedded operating systems provider. The white paper, When GPL Violations are Sarbanes-Oxley Violations, is the first in a series of legal studies analyzing the common misperceptions and risks associated with Linux and its license, the GNU General Public License (GPL). Future white papers will look at the GPL implications of Loadable Kernel Modules (LKM) and how upstream GPL violations impact VARs and end users.

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