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SFC wins default judgement against GPL violator

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The Software Freedom Conservancy has won a default judgement against Westinghouse Digital Electronics in its action against 14 companies over GPL violations

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BusyBox and the GPL Prevail Again

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I thought you'd want to hear about what's just happened in the Software Freedom Conservancy v. Best Buy, et al case. It's another BusyBox case regarding infringement of the GPL, mostly about high definition televisions with BusyBox in them, and while the case is not finished regarding other defendants, it's certainly set another precedent.

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Booting Linux with U-Boot on QEMU ARM

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Using QEMU to emulate the complete boot procedure of an ARM system using U-Boot, the Linux kernel and Busybox.

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Creator of BusyBox critical of SFLC GPL litigation - Update

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Bruce Perens, former Debian project leader and co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, has been critical of the most recent GPL infringement lawsuits filed by the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC). On behalf of several BusyBox developers, the SFLC sued 14 vendors over devices running embedded Linux and including the BusyBox tool. Perens is the author of the first few versions of BusyBox.

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Bruce Perens' Statement on Busybox Lawsuits

http://perens.com

I am the creator of the Busybox program which is currently subject to lawsuits brought by Mr. Erik Andersen and the Software Freedom Law Center, and which was subject to previous suits brought by SFLC, Mr. Andersen and Mr. Robert Landley.

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GPLv2 copyright suit targets 14 firms

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

On behalf of the developers of the BusyBox embedded utilities collection, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) filed suit against 14 consumer electronics companies for violating GPLv2 licensing requirements. The lawsuit covers almost 20 Linux-based products, from companies including Best Buy, Samsung, Westinghouse, and JVC, says the SFLC.

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SFLC Sues 14 Brands For Violating the GPL

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The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) filed a copyright infringement suit against Best Buy, Samsung, JVC, Westinghouse, and ten other consumer electronics brands for using BusyBox in violation of the terms of the GPLv2.

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SFLC Files GPL Violation Lawsuit Against Extreme Networks, Inc.

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The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Extreme Networks, Inc. on behalf of its clients, two principal developers of BusyBox, alleging violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

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GNU General Public License considered very strong, still not challenged in court

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You sometimes hear people trying to dismiss the GNU General Public License, the most popular of the Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) licenses, as being unenforceable. While there is a long list of companies that have been alleged to infringe the license, none of these companies seem to agree this license is unenforceable and opt to settle out of court rather than challenge the license.

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BusyBox Developers Agree To End GPL Lawsuit Against Verizon

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The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that agreements have been reached to dismiss the GPL enforcement lawsuit filed by SFLC against Verizon Communications Inc. on behalf of two principal developers of BusyBox. Verizon distributes BusyBox to its FiOS customers in devices that are provided to Verizon by Actiontec Electronics, Inc.

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BusyBox Developers File GPL Infringement Lawsuit Against Verizon Communications

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The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Verizon Communications, Inc. on behalf of its clients, two principal developers of BusyBox, alleging violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL). BusyBox is a lightweight set of standard Unix utilities commonly used in embedded systems and is open source software licensed under GPL version 2.

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Second Round of GPL Infringement Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of BusyBox Developers

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The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that it has filed two more copyright infringement lawsuits on behalf of its clients, two principal developers of BusyBox, alleging violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL). The defendants in the lawsuits are Xterasys Corporation and High-Gain Antennas, LLC.

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BusyBox and Monsoon Settle Litigation with GPL Compliance Achieved

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I've just heard from the Software Freedom Law Center that the BusyBox-Monsoon Multimedia GPL-enforcement litigation has been settled on the following terms:

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BusyBox Developers and Monsoon Multimedia Agree to Dismiss GPL Lawsuit - Software Freedom Law Center

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Productive and Amicable Negotiations Lead to Settlement of Copyright Infringement Case

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) and Monsoon Multimedia today jointly announced that an agreement has been reached to dismiss the GPL enforcement lawsuit filed by SFLC on behalf of two principal developers of BusyBox.

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BusyBox Hall of Shame

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BusyBox lists the manufacturers who make use of their GPLv2 software but refuse to release the source-code to subsequent purchasers.

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