September 22, 2007
GPL To Be Tested In Court
The Software Freedom Law Center has filed the first lawsuit in the United States that tests the General Public License V2. The suit was filed against Monsoon Multimedia for including BusyBox code in firmware for a streaming video device. BusyBox is a set of Linux utilities found in embedded systems. Monsoon acknowledges that BusyBox is distributed in their device firmware but refuse to release the source code for their product as required by the license. This is the first test of GPL in a U.S. courts and has far reaching implications depending the outcome.
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