GPL scores historic court compliance victory
Aug 05, 2010, 14:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Open sourcers have scored a major victory in a US court over
violation of the GPL.
"The Software Freedom Conservancy has secured $90,000 in damages
for willful infringement of GPLv2, plus nearly $50,000 in costs
from Westinghouse Digital Electronics over its illegal distribution
of the Unix utility BusyBox. The company has also been ordered to
stop shipping product loaded with BusyBox.
"It's the first time a US court has awarded an injunction
ordering a GPL violator to permanently stop distribution of
out-of-compliance GPL'd software."