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Maker of Linux-based digital TV devices agrees to abide by GPL requirements for publishing source code--and is paying the BusyBox programmers.
Xterasys has become the second company to settle its GPL infringement lawsuit with programmers of the Busybox collection of utilities.
Case filed Monday in New York by the Software Freedom Law Center alleges 14 electronics retailers sold products containing BusyBox software in violation of license.
The Software Freedom Law Center files two more suits on behalf of BusyBox developers for not making GPL-covered source code available.
Open-source and free-software defenders allege that Verizon's Fios wireless-router provider is not abiding by terms of the General Public License.
If using GPL software comes to be seen as an invitation to get sued, fewer people will use GPL software.
The GPL is going to court. Maybe. Probably not.
Internet video device maker, which uses Linux, says it will make its source code available to comply with GPL.
In the first case in the U.S. over alleged General Public License violations, the Software Freedom Law Center sues over copyright infringement.
Should we be happy or sad that the GPL is finally being litigated?