SFC's stance would outlaw all commercial use of Linux
There isn't a single commercial user of Linux who hasn't taken advantage of the "Linus Loophole", where Linus says that a self-contained proprietary software module that calls exported Linux OS API's is *not* a violation of the GPL v2. Every single home router, every single vendor of Linux with proprietary kernel extensions (*including Oracle*), every single Android phone that includes an implementation of Microsoft's proprietary ExFAT to handle large flash chips, every single storage appliance that has their own proprietary storage stack including VC and Wall Street darlings like Pure Storage, multiple multi-billion-dollar industries in other words are out of business if SFC's deranged interpretation of Linus's licensing terms gains some sort of legal legs.
But that's not going to happen. They have no -- zero -- standing, which is what's necessary to sue in a court of law. They aren't the people who wrote Linux. That's Linus Torvalds and his merry band of contributors. They aren't the people who chose the licensing terms for Linux. That's Linus Torvalds and his merry band of contributors. Linus is fine with distributing proprietary modules, and Linus (and his designee the Linux Foundation) is the only person with standing to sue here, because it's Linus's code that proprietary modules are calling. It seems to me that this is an effort by a failed organization to get publicity and contributors to keep its founder and only employee gainfully employed making ridiculous statements about things he has no standing to do anything about, rather than anything we should be worrying about.