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The Reluctant Lawsuit: The FSF Pursues Its Claim Against Cisco

Dec 18, 2008, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Specifically, the complaint alleges that Cisco has shipped hardware products with such programs as GCC and Binutils without making their source code available to customers, as required by the GNU General Public License -- a claim that, if true, makes Cisco's membership in the Linux Foundation seem hypocritical.

"As is often the course of action for defendants in legal cases, Cisco has only given a formal reply to the suit in public. In a response posted on the blog of Joe Brockmeier, the openSUSE community manager, Cisco stated that it "is a strong supporter of open source software" and believes it is "substantially in compliance" with the issues raised in the suit."

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