Violate the GPL at Your Own Risk
Jun 11, 2008, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"It used to be that companies could get away with stealing GPLed
open-source code into their own software and no one would be the
wiser. Those days are done.
"Oh, it still happens, but the SFLC's (Software Freedom Law
Center) recent legal actions on behalf of BusyBox's principal
developers have been putting the fear of open-source violations
into unscrupulous software companies. In the latest chapter, SFLC
has sued Bell Microproducts Inc. and Super Micro Computer Inc. for
using BusyBox's open-source software without honoring its