Look at what i've found :https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2018/2018-04-24-MediaTek.md
Someone from Mediatek issued a DMCA claim to some github repositories.
They claim in the DMCA latter this :Is the work licensed under an open source license?...Are the allegedly infringing files being used under the open source license, or are they in violation of the license?
Mediatek : No, all are Mediatek's proprietary
They also claim this :
Mediatek : I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above on the infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or the law. I have taken fair use into consideration.
Upon looking at the "infringing" repositories however, you can see that two of them are... the source code to the Linux kernel ! (Especially version 3.10.61)
The linux kernel is licensed under the GPLv2 and any modifications to it must be shared to the public and under the same license.
It does not grant you rights to the linux and re-license it at will.
In effect, not only Mediatek infringed on it, they also claim to own the whole linux kernel !
I've tweeted Mediatek about it and i'm now awaiting an answer from them.EDIT:
I've removed the tweet and decided to contact the Software Freedom Conservacy about it instead.
To be fair, violation of the Linux's license is commonplace... It really became infamous in the Android world. However, this really takes it to the next level...
What do you think about it ?