Software Freedom Law Center Files GPL Lawsuit

By Kristopher A. Nelson
in September 2007

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On Behalf of BusyBox Developers, SFLC Files First Ever U.S. GPL Violation Lawsuit: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that it has filed the first ever U.S. copyright infringement lawsuit based on a violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL) on behalf of its clients, two principal developers of BusyBox, against Monsoon […]


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On Behalf of BusyBox Developers, SFLC Files First Ever U.S. GPL Violation Lawsuit:

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that it has filed the first ever U.S. copyright infringement lawsuit based on a violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL) on behalf of its clients, two principal developers of BusyBox, against Monsoon Multimedia, Inc. BusyBox is a lightweight set of standard Unix utilities commonly used in embedded systems and is open source software licensed under GPL version 2.