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News First GPL lawsuit filed

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 21 Sep 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. shaq

    shaq New Member

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    Good for the SFLC and the Busybox developers!

    Is it not enough that the developers put their effort into writing the software, and then giving it away for free?

    For the GPL to be effective, action does have to be taken, otherwise we might as well all use BSD, and that won't be beneficial to the open software movement...
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Yay! I support this, they used open sourced code according to a legal license, if they don't stick to their side then they shouldn't use it.
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    you can have other sources of income.... and if your code is GPL you are forced to give away the source code, if you don't want to don't register it as GPL.
     
  5. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    The point here is that the developers gave their work away for free, why should someone else profit?
     
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    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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  7. Faulk_Wulf

    Faulk_Wulf Internet Addict

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    This is good for the GPL/GNU developers. Rules and laws are worthless if no one calls "foul" when something goes off track.
    I think that this is pretty ace. I think this situation is exactly what should happen so that companies know that they can't
    just walk all over the "little guy". Now lets just hope they win this case and set a prescedent.
     
  8. Scootiep

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    This is like a community putting up a public park and someone coming in and charging admission to use the swings. Go GPL/GNU and take every last dollar from these leeches!
     
  9. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    tut tut tut, naughty naughty
     
  10. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    If you build on someone elses GPL product, by default yours is too and so you must follow the same terms and conditions of the GPL. Monsoon haven't done that in this case.
     
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