With VMware finally announcing its plans to remove the non-complying #GPL code, Hellwig decides not to appeal. The VMware case wraps up:
@feld @conservancy Counterpoint: I had a good number of cases where I approached a GPL violating company to cease distribution or comply. In all cases, they did (usually they ended up complying). Didn't even have to go to court. Some of the violators were Big Companies, too.
GPL protects my code, thank you very much.
The VMWare case is - at least according to my experience - an outlier.
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