Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Dec 2009 20:51 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Yesterday, we reported that the Software Freedom Law Center had started a lawsuit against several companies who they claim violated the GPL. The subject of the violation was BusBox, and the SFLC claims it is operating on behalf of the authors of BusyBox. Original BusyBox author Bruce Perens, however, begs to differ.
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RE: Why GPL then?
by umccullough on Tue 15th Dec 2009 22:02 UTC in reply to "Why GPL then?"
umccullough
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GPL is not suitable for business- every self declared Software "Freedom" Law Center can harass you, your client and your derivative work on behalf of developers who are paid for their consulting work by so called "violators".


While I don't totally agree, one thing in the slashdot comments that caught my attention was the assertion that someone who buys a product containing GPL code and then re-sells it is responsible for passing on the license text and source code to the next buyer.

This provides an interesting problem for retailers and used-product sales...

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