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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

http://www.developer.com

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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Open source software license enforcement actions on the rise

http://localtechwire.com

What do Verizon, Cisco Systems, Bell Microproducts, Super Micro Computer, Monsoon Multimedia, Xterasys Corp, High-Gain Antennas and Extreme Networks have in common? All of these companies were sued by the FSF or SFLC for open source software license violations.

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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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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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SFLC Technology Director Explains When Denouncement is Justified

http://boycottnovell.com

Bradley Kuhn explains why negative messages are not always detrimental to progress

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Amicus Avalanche Opposing Software Patents in the United States (Novell Still Missing)

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Red Hat, the FSF, and the SFLC submit amicus briefs for the Bilski case

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SFLC files Bilski brief: Software should not be patentable and don't forget the 1st Amendment

http://www.groklaw.net

The Software Freedom Law Center has now filed its brief in Bilski. You can read it online here, as well as download it as a PDF or as Postscript. It raises three major points...

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Software Freedom Law Center Files Brief with Supreme Court Arguing Software Cannot Be Patented

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

"Today the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to non-profit developers and distributors of free software, filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court arguing that software standing alone cannot constitutionally be patented..."

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More People Say “No” to Mono, Including the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC)

http://boycottnovell.com

More opposition to Mono surfaces, detailed explanations offered

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Software Freedom Law Center calls for switch to GPLv3

http://www.h-online.com

Bradley Kuhn of the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) recommends that projects using GPL version 2 upgrade to the newer GPL version 3. One of the features of GPLv3 is better protection against possible patent threats than its predecessor.

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