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[2]: Why GPL then?
by Macrat on Wed 16th Dec 2009 01:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Why GPL then?"
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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...


No, the GPL only says that you have to make the source code available.

You can do that by putting it on your web site, or even by including it on the CD.

Not a problem for retailers.

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