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Answering SCO Bit by Bit - Binutils in UnixWare and OpenServer Too

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I thought you'd find the slides from a talk given at SCOforum 2004 of interest, because they show that SCO also distributed, under the GPL, binutils in UnixWare and OpenServer. The talk was titled, "Open Source Components in SCO OpenServer and SCO UnixWare", and the credits list Ron Record at SCO engineering.

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Truisms About SCO

http://boycottnovell.com

Caldera's GPL violations as indicators of sheer hypocrisy

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Why GNOME Funding is Equivalent to Lobbying and Why Novell is Likely Against GPL Enforcement

http://boycottnovell.com

"[GNOME] Advisory Board a euphemism for Lobbying," argues one man and Novell's Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier is against GPL lawsuits

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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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The EU and Microsoft Settle Browser Issue; Interoperability with FOSS Still a Problem

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The EU Commission and Microsoft have settled the browser choice issue, and the Commission will continue to monitor interoperability issues, with Microsoft posting a new and "improved" set of documents today about interoperability.

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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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SFLC Sues 14 Brands For Violating the GPL

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

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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Monty Program AB's Suggestion to EU Commission to Get Rid of the GPL on MySQL

http://www.groklaw.net

I will now share with you a small section of the Monty Program AB's submission to the EU Commission, including its suggestion to replace the GPL with a more proprietary-friendly license, specifically the Apache license.

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SFLC says GPL issues should not block Oracle's acquisition of Sun

http://www.h-online.com

Respected Free Software lawyer, Eben Moglen and the SFLC (Software Freedom Law Centre ) have sent a letter to the European Commission saying that it believes that the Commission has "underestimated the robustness the GPL has consistently demonstrated".

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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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Samba's Jeremy Allison on GPL compliance: "It's not that hard to obey the license."

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In the most recent episode of the Software Freedom Law Show--released early for holiday travelers--Jeremy Allison talks about his resignation from Novell, the first time he discovered a GPL violation at Samba, and why complying with the license is pretty easy. "What I keep trying to get over, get across to people, especially corporate legal types, is 'We want you to use our stuff.

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Why the GPL Sinks SCO's Copyright Infringement Claims, Even if it Owned the Copyrights

http://www.groklaw.net

I've started to wonder if Novell or IBM has explained to SCO's Chapter 11 Trustee Edward Cahn how the GPL works. It cuts through all the other ways SCO is bound to lose, in my view. Then, I thought: why not just explain it myself? You never know. It might prove useful to put it all in one place. So, here goes, SCO and the GPL.

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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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