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+ - First U.S. GPL Lawsuit Heads for Quick Settlement 1

Submitted by DeviceGuru
DeviceGuru (1136715) writes "The first U.S. GPL-related lawsuit appears to be headed for a quick out-of-court settlement. Monsoon Multimedia admitted today that it had violated the GPLv2 (GNU General Public License version 2), and said it will release its modified BusyBox code in full compliance with the license. Monsoon Multimedia has stated that it is currently in settlement negotiations with the BusyBox project to resolve the matter without going to court. The product at the heart of the lawsuit, filed by SFLC, is the Hava, a place- and time-shifting TV recorder that is based on Linux and includes BusyBox in its embedded software stack."
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First U.S. GPL Lawsuit Heads for Quick Settlement

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  • Dear members of the free software community:

    Monsoon Multimedia manufactures and sells through various channels a product known generically as "HAVA", a video time and place shifting device. The hardware box itself runs the Linux operating system, the licensing of which is governed by the GNU Public License (GPL).

    Monsoon Multimedia is a small company, whose employees work hard to develop new products, develop new functionality for and fix issues in existing products to help satisfy our paying customer

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