On 9/21/07, Raj Mathur <raju(a)linux-delhi.org> wrote:
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The first lawsuit for GPL violation in the USA has been filed yesterday
against Monsoon Multimedia, who were distributing busybox without
making the source code available. This appears to be primarily a
precedent-setting action, since MM had already acknowledged that they
were using GPL source code in their product(s). [snip]
Story at: http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20070920153227686
- -- Raju
or, this could also be a cheap publicity stunt, given that one of the
founders of the company has a background in law, and the founders like
to create startups they can sell off at great prices. well, this si
the best way to generate a huge buzz around their company, let every
blogger, mailing list, forum discuss it. once the buzz dies, a quiet
outofcourt settlement may follow, with nice soundbytes on how much
they appreciate the gpl etc.
then another piece of news on how some other company has paid a
fortune for their product or their company.
maybe i'm wrong.