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GPL scores historic court compliance victory

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The Software Freedom Conservancy has secured $90,000 in damages for willful infringement of GPLv2, plus nearly $50,000 in costs from Westinghouse Digital Electronics over its illegal distribution of the Unix utility BusyBox. The company has also been ordered to stop shipping product loaded with BusyBox.

 

It's the first time a US court has awarded an injunction ordering a GPL violator to permanently stop distribution of out-of-compliance GPL'd software.

 

More at The Register.

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wow, I wonder whether busybox makes it back in to production once westinghouse seek compliance

 

Seems to me, better to have compliant use of GPL products, than no use of GPL products

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