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NewsForge: Open Source DVD Burning Software Hit by Legal Threats

Jul 05, 2005, 19:45 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"The threat of legal action has stifled several open source efforts that allowed interoperability between Linux-based computers and Plextor DVD burners. Plextor parent company Shinano Kenshi accused two open source developers working on the PxScan, PxView, and PxLinux software projects of infringing their rights and committing unfair commercial practices in the developers' mention of the projects on various discussion forums.

"Following Plextor's threat of legal action against the developers in May, several mentions of the projects have been removed from DVD community forums and Zeb, the developer of PxLinux, requested that the PxScan project be taken off SourceForge, which it was..."

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