SarbOx and the GPL: Ordinary Risk Is Bad Enough
BSD-based vendor Wasabi's vice president responds to an FSF reaction regarding the potential problems of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. (LinuxDevices.com)This guest column by Wasabi Vice President and General Counsel Jay Michaelson responds to a reaction from Free Software Foundation General Counsel Eben Moglen to a Wasabi whitepaper that discussed potential interactions between Sarbanes-Oxley Act legislation and the GNU General Public License. Wasabi is best-known for BSD-based embedded operating system stacks licensed under the BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) license, a less restrictive alternative to the GNU GPL (General Public License) used by Linux.
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