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Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: SFLC's GPL court enforcement -- track record
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 17:40:40 -0400
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rjack wrote:
Although no independently verifiable evidence of record, plaintiffs face-saving blog posts prove their claims after case is voluntarily
> dismissed with prejudice!

It is independently verifiable through the WaybackMachine and
other websites that Verizon was distributing the Actiontec FIOS
router as early as January 2007, while the source code for the
firmware was not being distributed by Actiontec as late as August
of 2007. It is independently verifiable that after the lawsuit,
that source code was available from Actiontec.

It appears from other postings that Actiontec may have started
making the sources available very shortly before the suit was
filed, which would explain why the suit was so quickly dismissed.

It is the purpose of the SFLC lawsuits to bring illegal
distribution of GPLed code to a halt, either by preventing
distribution or by having the distribution come into compliance.
As we have seen, in each case where the SFLC has filed suit,
after the suit was ended, distribution has come into compliance
with the GPL. Therefore the conclusion must be that they are
succeeding in attaining their goals.

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