Busybox and GPL

walter harms wharms at bfs.de
Sat Aug 7 11:49:51 UTC 2010


It seems that the ruling caused some stir,
IMHO it shows that the GPL has teeth and is working.
Several people found that already.
BB is a big player in the world of embedded devices
and on a profi level we can savely assume that ppl know
what GPL is and we are not interested in making money.

> Westinghouse Digital Electronics was also ordered to hand over
>> equipment in its possession that contained GPL code

does that mean there is somewhere a warehouse full of stuff
that belong to whom ?
And where is the code ?

re,
 wh



Denys Vlasenko schrieb:
> On Friday 06 August 2010 15:43, walter harms wrote:
>> this artikel may be interesting for people concerning about the rights ...
>>
>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/04/gpl_violation_westinghouse/
> 
> In your (and other readers') personal opinion, is it good or bad
> that we are getting this kind of "PR"?
> 
> One important detail that the company which was violating GPL
> in this particular case is bankrupt at the moment; do we look bad
> by making its life even harder? -
> 
>> Westinghouse Digital Electronics was also ordered to hand over
>> equipment in its possession that contained GPL code
>> and forbidden to distribute devices which contained
>> the BusyBox software.   
> 
> Your thoughts?


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