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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Praxis
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2009-09-17


OTOH, if the offending distributors of Busybox failed to get something as simple as GPL compliance done right (which is basically about providing a tarball of the code they used to compile the thing), I'm surprised they managed to deliver a device in the first place.


I'm betting they thought that since it was embedded stuff, no one would bother to dig inside and check. Hopefully this will teach future companies that they will be found out, so just release the code, its painless enough if you do it right from the beginning.

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