[ILUG] FortiOS & Linux
daniel.goldsmith at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 11:25:15 IST 2005
On 4/20/05, kevin lyda <kevin+dated+1114420714.7799bc at ie.suberic.net> wrote:
> "Fortinet offers a variety of Firewall and Antivirus Products (the
> FortiGate and FortiWiFi product series), on which Fortinet claims to
> run the "FortiOS" operating system. However, as the gpl-violations.org
> project uncovered, "FortiOS" is using the Linux operating system
> kernel and numerous other free software products that are licensed
> exclusively under the GNU GPL. This information was not disclosed
> by Fortinet."
> is that incorrect? they didn't say the court uncovered it, they said
> they uncovered it.
It isn't incorrect. Noone said the court uncovered it.
> "As a result of this violation, the Munich district court has granted
> a preliminary injunction against Fortinet Ltd., banning them from
> further distribution of their products until they are in compliance
> with the GNU GPL conditions."
> and that's an accurate description of the court case.
Furrfu. First off, that para comes from the start of the gpl-violations
statement, not after the one cited above. Secondly, the description
of the case is valid as far as it goes. Also, the statement above is
only valid when you put in the additional information that the case
was predicated solely on the usage if initrd. The 'violation' was of the
obligation placed on Forti to display the gpl due to their use of the
Also, the conflation of facts caused by the above paragraphs is
exactly what i am talking about. The gpl-violations statement
suggests that the violations uncovered by them were backed
up by the court. Only one violation was, and even that only in
a preliminary hearing.
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