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[News] RiverGlass Chooses the LGPL for New Release

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RiverGlass Introduces Web and File System Scanner to Open Source Community 

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| RiverGlass now offers RiverGlass EssentialScanner, an Open Source web and 
| file systems scanner, to the Lucene developer community under the GNU Lesser 
| General Public License (LGPL).   



GIMP to go (L)GPL3

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| According to the change notes for the current development branch the next
| release of the GIMP image editor will be licensed under the GPL3 and LGPL3.
| GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, is currently being redeveloped as
| the unstable development version 2.7, preparing the way for version 2.8 which
| will be the next stable version expected for release by the end of the year.


SFLC: Microsoft violated the GPL

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| Microsoft violated the General Public License v2 (GPLv2) when it distributed
| its Hyper-V Linux Integration Components (LinuxIC) without providing source
| code, says the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC).
| The violation was rectified when Microsoft contributed more than 20,000 lines
| of source code to the Linux community last week. The drivers are designed to
| improve the performance of the Linux operating system when it is virtualized
| on the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V hypervisor-based virtualization system.
| [...]
| "It seems to me that Sam [Ramji] is likely correct when he says that talk
| inside Microsoft about releasing the source was under way before the Linux
| developers began their enforcement effort," said Bradley Kuhn, a policy
| analyst and tech director at the SFLC.
| "However, that talk doesn't mean that there wasn't a problem. As soon as one
| distributes the binaries of a GPL'd work, one must provide the source for
| those binaries, so Microsoft's delay in this regard was a GPL violation.
| "The important thing to note from a perspective of freedom is that this
| software, whether it is released properly under the GPL or kept proprietary
| in violation of the GPL, is a piece of software designed to convince people
| to give up free virtualization platforms like Xen and KVM, and [to] use
| Microsoft's virtualization technology instead," Kuhn added.

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