2007/9/23, Linux Lingam <linuxlingam(a)gmail.com>om>:
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.
It got settled out of court.
I think this slashdot comment summarise the issue well
"For their reputation, it's a wash. Monsoon's reputation has been
damaged by their original behavior but the settlement goes a long way
to repairing that. The reputation enhancement they get from using free
software is well deserved because free software has a well earned
reputation for quality."
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