Microsoft re-releases code with unintentional GPLv2 compliance problem

Microsoft announced that a Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool contained GPLv2 code.  The code was introduced by a contract developer and was apparently not caught by Microsoft prior to release.  Accordingly, Microsoft re-released the tool under GPLv2.

Let’s see if anyone in the free software community acknowledges Microsoft’s good faith in resonding to this, particularly after Brad Kuhn’s posting this week urging giving GPL violators the benefit of the doubt.

Author: heatherjmeeker

Technology licensing lawyer, drummer, dancer

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