[Battlemesh] FCC fw lockdown vs. GPLv3?

Benjamin Henrion zoobab at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 17:14:30 CEST 2015

On Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 5:05 PM, Henning Rogge <hrogge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 10:10 PM, Mitar <mitar at tnode.com> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Is there other software used by manufacturers beside kernel which could
>> get easier to relicense?
> No...
> the whole GPLv3 disaster already pushed a lot of manufacturers away
> from GPL solutions to software which is BSD licensed... you see the
> effect in Android.

Most of the codebase in Android has been rewritten towards BSD-style
software, except the Linux kernel, because probably it is too big to

Benjamin Henrion <bhenrion at ffii.org>
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