Tuesday, September 25, 2007

First GPL Lawsuit Settling out of Court

In what must be one of the speediest copyright-infringement cases on record, Monsoon Multimedia has admitted to violating the GNU General Public License (GPL) and is entering settlement negotiations.

On September 20, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) announced it was suing Monsoon on behalf of the BusyBox project — the first U.S. suit involving GPL version 2. The suit claimed that Monsoon had violated the GPL by including BusyBox’s software in its product, release under a proprietary license.

The company said it will comply with the open-source requirements and make its modifications to the BusyBox source code available on its Web site within several weeks.

“Since we intend to and always intended to comply with all open-source software license requirements, we are confident that the matter will be quickly resolved,” Graham Radstone, chairman and COO at Monsoon Multimedia, said in a statement.

Via (news.yahoo.)

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