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SFLC hammers GPL violators

Dec 14, 2009, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"The SFLC (Software Freedom Law Center) is lowering the boom on more than a dozen companies including Best Buy, Samsung, Westinghouse, and JVC, which have violated the GPL (Gnu General Public License).

"Bad news guys, you can't get away with it. These companies, according to the SFLC, have ripped off BusyBox's GPLv2 software tool collection. The SFLC announced that they were suing these companies because they had ripped off BusyBox, a popular collection of Linux/Unix utilities which is known as the "Swiss Army Knife" for embedded Linux. To be exact, these companies have been accused of using BusyBox illegally in such devices as "Best Buy's Insignia Blu Ray DVD Player, Samsung HDTVs, Westinghouse's 52-inch LCD Television, and more than a dozen other products...""

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