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Telstra violating open source licence, claims developer

http://delimiter.com.au

Telstra could be about to receive an avalanche of complaints from the global open source software community, after a local developer accused the company over the weekend of violating the terms of the popular GNU General Public License

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Biometric Hardware with Linux and GPL violations

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Recently at work we installed a biometric access control system. I was not in charge of this buy, but I tried the Windows software that is responsible for data handling and connects to biometric terminals. Today, we were doing a few more work in our office, and drilling a hole to basement, the worker made bullseye on power cable for biometrics terminals.

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SFC wins default judgement against GPL violator

http://conservancy.softwarefreedom.org

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

http://www.groklaw.net

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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Apple Spits on Software Freedom

http://techrights.org

Apple's action in the face of GPL violations speaks volumes about the company's attitude

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Truisms About SCO

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Caldera's GPL violations as indicators of sheer hypocrisy

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Best Buy lawsuit shows how GPL violations have changed

http://blog.internetnews.com

It's not the first (and likely not the last) of the SFLC's GPL enforcement efforts, but it does mark a key turning point in their public efforts for a number of reason

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Creator of BusyBox critical of SFLC GPL litigation - Update

http://www.h-online.com

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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Best Buy Caught in GPL Tussle

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Retail giant is among 14 vendors sued over a GPL violation. Now how did Best Buy violate the GPL?

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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 hammers GPL violators

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Almost everyone uses Linux, thanks to its growing popularity in consumer electronics in everything from TVs to DVR (digital video recorders) to DVD recorders to you name it. Some companies, however, think that they can use Linux and open-source software for their products without releasing the source code or, in some cases, paying the creators. Wrong.

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Vista 7 Lacks Compatibility But Finally Gains GPL Compliance

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Vista 7 still a no-go area for those who expect compatibility with hardware, software, and Web sites; GPL violations in Vista 7 tool are finally corrected (months late)

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Microsoft May Have Failed to Comply With the GNU GPL (Again)

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No compliance after GPL violation from Microsoft; the exploited project is meanwhile unpublished by its author

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SFLC tech director finds one new GPL violator every day

http://arstechnica.com

The technical director of the Software Freedom Law Center says that GPL violations are so common that he finds an average of one new violator every day. In a recent blog entry, Bradley Kuhn offers some guidance about how the community should handle suspected violations.

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