Fulfillment Center Aims to Protect Companies from GPL Lawsuits

Article Source LinuxDevices
December 17, 2009, 3:34 pm

The announcement of the new service arrives after a series of lawsuits by the SFLC over the last two years on behalf of the developers of the open source BusyBox utilities, capped off by this week’s suit against 14 consumer electronics companies for violating GPLv2 licensing requirements on Linux-based products. To date, all the previous suits, including those against Verizon and Cisco, have resulted in favorable settlements for the SFLC’s clients.
The new lawsuit, which alleges that companies failed to publish source code for BusyBox, among other issues, covers almost 20 Linux-based products, from companies including Best Buy, Samsung, Westinghouse, and JVC…