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Comment: Someone please explain (Score 2) 292

by lavers (#35519702) Attached to: Does Android Have a Linux Copyright Problem?
"Google publishes that code under the Apache licence, but derives it from Linux source protected by the General Public Licence version 2 (GPLv2) claiming to remove all copyrighted components before changing the licence."

I don't follow this. They're saying that they take the GPL-ed Linux source, and strip out all copyrighted parts. Wouldn't that be all of it? The GPL only works because the code is copyrighted to the developers.

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