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Submission + - Linus Torvalds: Android license claim is "bogus" (networkworld.com)

jbrodkin writes: "Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds has scoffed at a new claim that Android violates the Linux license. Google's use of the Bionic Library does not result in a deriviative work that has to be licensed under GPL, as some lawyers are claiming, Torvalds says.
"It seems totally bogus," Torvalds said. "We've always made it very clear that the kernel system call interfaces do not in any way result in a derived work as per the GPL." While some claims against Android can be dismissed outright, Google and its partners still must fend off patent lawsuits filed by rivals Microsoft and Oracle."

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