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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The other side of the story...
by smitty on Wed 16th Dec 2009 04:07 UTC
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http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/12/former-busybox-cont...

He uses the phrase "other developers" several times in his statement in reference to other people who have suffered various perceived wrongs allegedly perpetrated by the current maintainers, but he's not exactly specific. Nobody else has come forward to complain, and his effort to nominate himself as the spokesperson, despite not having contributed code to the project in years, is disingenuous. His grievances also don't change the fact that the current maintainers, as present copyright holders, have sufficient standing to file the lawsuit.


Edited 2009-12-16 04:08 UTC

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