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GPL scores historic court compliance victory

Aug 05, 2010, 14:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

"Open sourcers have scored a major victory in a US court over violation of the GPL.

"The Software Freedom Conservancy has secured $90,000 in damages for willful infringement of GPLv2, plus nearly $50,000 in costs from Westinghouse Digital Electronics over its illegal distribution of the Unix utility BusyBox. The company has also been ordered to stop shipping product loaded with BusyBox.

"It's the first time a US court has awarded an injunction ordering a GPL violator to permanently stop distribution of out-of-compliance GPL'd software."

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