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Former BusyBox Contributor Upset About GPL Lawsuit

Article Source Ars Technica
December 15, 2009, 4:25 pm

Bruce Perens, the original creator of BusyBox, posted a statement in his blog on Tuesday to complain about the GPL enforcement lawsuit that was recently initiated by the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) against consumer electronics companies that are failing to comply with the licensing terms under which BusyBox is distributed.

BusyBox, which provides an interactive shell and a number of command-line tools in a single executable, has become popular in the embedded Linux market. Perens launched the BusyBox project in 1996 but did not have any role in maintaining it. All subsequent development on the tool has been done entirely without his involvement...

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