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Rohde vs Viasat on GPL/LGPL (Viasat GPL violation)

Aug 17, 2009, 16:31 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The Samsung DSB-H670N is distributed with Linux and busybox, which are both under GPL. When you buy the product they do not mention it makes use of GPL/LGPL software and there is no offer to receive the corresponding source code. To make matters worse they have also statically linked the main binary in the box against uClibc...

"No word from Viasat A/S and I am beginning to think this case will only be solved by taking legal action. I therefore contacted Martin von Haller Grønbæk, who is known for previously taking part in the legal case involving Kiss making use of parts of the GPL'ed MPlayer code in their products. Martin von Haller Grønbæk works for the legal company named Bender von Haller Dragsted and has a deep interest in Open Source. I have seen him give very interesting talks at Open Source conferences and found him to be the perfect match for this case. Luckily he also finds the case interesting and is most likely willing to take it."

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