Red Hat, Facebook, Google and IBM clarify GPL implementation policy


Earlier this year, the German missing kernel subsystem contributor Patrick McHard, who was using the law to extort the GPL y sparked controversy prompting the Open-source community to respond to its approach. The Linux Foundation Technical committee issued documents clarifying GPL enforcement, saying that they see legal action as a last resort, only if the community’s efforts fail to solve the problem. Now, Red Hat, Facebook, Google and IBM four of companies that make a lot of contributions to open source have also clarified their GPL implementation policy and will GPLv3 Methods for handling license compliance errors extend to GPLV2 and LGPLv2.1 and v2 licensed software.