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 JoeBuck on Tue 15th Dec 2009 22:50 UTC in reply to "Why GPL then?"
JoeBuck
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2006-01-11

The GPL is easy to comply with, and many products that contain GPL code get it right.

However, those who worry about it can write their own code, or buy proprietary code. There is no free lunch: if you use open source software you have to comply with the terms.

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