SFLC hammers GPL violators
Dec 14, 2009, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The SFLC (Software Freedom Law Center) is lowering the
boom on more than a dozen companies including Best Buy, Samsung,
Westinghouse, and JVC, which have violated the GPL (Gnu General
"Bad news guys, you can't get away with it. These companies,
according to the SFLC, have ripped off BusyBox's GPLv2 software
tool collection. The SFLC announced that they were suing these
companies because they had ripped off BusyBox, a popular collection
of Linux/Unix utilities which is known as the "Swiss Army Knife"
for embedded Linux. To be exact, these companies have been accused
of using BusyBox illegally in such devices as "Best Buy's Insignia
Blu Ray DVD Player, Samsung HDTVs, Westinghouse's 52-inch LCD
Television, and more than a dozen other products...""