Cisco Disappointed by FSF Law suit
Dec 12, 2008, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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""It's not difficult to find 'source code' on the
Linksys site," according to a background document describing the
suit written by the FSF's Smith. "But you only have to dig a little
deeper to find the problems. Those source code downloads are often
incomplete or out-of-date. Cisco also provides written offers for
source, but we regularly hear about requests going unfulfilled."
"In an e-mailed statement to InternetNews.com, Smith said Cisco
made clear that it had no intention of fulfilling FSF's settlement
requests. For example, one demand by the FSF was for Cisco to
contact previous customers to inform them about license violations
and offer them updated, complete source code. It didn't happen.
""We also have serious reservations about their ability to
ensure that they comply with relevant free software licenses in the
future," Smith noted. "Addressing these issues is every bit as
important as fixing the existing violations, but in our discussions
Cisco seemed uninterested in doing so.""
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