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On Jul 11, 11:06 am, Kristopher Micinski wrote:

Google *can't* sue vendors for gpl violations, because Google doesn't
own the copyright to the linux kernel.
Actually, they *are* one of the many copyright holders of the Linux
kernel... especially the android drivers.

See for example the copyright notice in drivers/staging/android/
binder.c:

[linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git] / drivers / staging / android /
binder.c
1 /* binder.c
2 *
3 * Android IPC Subsystem
4 *
5 * Copyright (C) 2007-2008 Google, Inc.
6 *
7 * This software is licensed under the terms of the GNU General
Public
8 * License version 2, as published by the Free Software
Foundation, and
9 * may be copied, distributed, and modified under those terms.
10 *
11 * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be
useful,
12 * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
13 * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
14 * GNU General Public License for more details.
15 *
16 */

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