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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JoeBuck
Member since:
2006-01-11

No, Bruce is not claiming that the lawsuit is a dirty trick. His whole argument is that he thinks he is a copyright holder in the current BusyBox and the current developers say that he is not.

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

His whole argument is that he thinks he is a copyright holder in the current BusyBox and the current developers say that he is not.


I didn't see that in Bruce's post.

Moreover, Bruce has been around the block for a while, and is well aware that disclaiming his copyright is impossible under the terms of GPL.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I didn't see that in Bruce's post.


A lot of the details were discussed in the slashdot comments by Bruce himself - since he submitted his blog post there and it made the slashdot front page.

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