Asus has apparently altered the underlying Linux kernel in their new and popular eeePC. As per the Linux General Public License, they are required to provide the necessary source code for any such modifications. Guess what? They forgot to distribute the code. »
Thanks to the fact that Archos used GPL and LGPL code in constructing their firmware for the Archos 604 and 604 Wi-Fi devices, they're forced to release just about the source code for said firmware into the public domain. What does this mean to the average Archos 604 user? Not a whole lot, at least right now. The code… »
In creating their iPhone, apparently Cisco modified software owned by the public, but didn't publish their modifications as required by GPL licensing standards. This from the GPL Violations Project: »Sure, Cisco owns "iPhone" fair and square, but this move was just tacky...and a little stupid.