Oh yeah, the Open Source Issue...
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Sony BMG Saga: The Recall, Open Source Questions
And there’s a new wrinkle: Software writers discovered “at least five functions” in the copy protection software on Sony BMG CDs that are identical to code from an open source project. Here’s the thing about open source projects: the lesser general public license does not allow open source in larger, copyrighted applications. From a post at BetaDot: “While the violation was probably not a fault of Sony’s, rather a lazy employee who decided to just copy and paste the code which someone else had already written, rather than write it himself, the violation is still quite clear and needs to be dealt with.”
Mr. Ed was smarter than these "maroons."