Start by assuming a GPL violation is an oversight

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Bradley Kuhn at the Software Freedom Law Center has posted some advice on reporting GPL violations - "Assume the violation is an oversight or an accident by the violator until you have clear evidence that tells you differently."

[T]he work is more akin to closing annoying bugs than it is to launching a paradigm-shifting FLOSS project. Closing bugs is an essential part of FLOSS development, but no one blogs about every single bug they close (although maybe we do microblog them ;).

A Practical Guide to GPL Compliance, here, is also a helpful tool.



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