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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: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 13:39:12 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Actiontec wasn't a defendant. Verizon was a defendant.

Verizon is the visible face for FIOS, so the suit was
launched against them. I assume that in the process of
discovering where things came from, the plaintiffs
decided that since Verizon is redistributing Actiontec's
routers, it would be sufficient for them if Actiontec
would provide the GPLed sources (which they were not
doing for most of 2007) rather than Verizon.

It's quite possible that because of they way Verizon
distributes the routers and firmware that they are in
fact not subject to the GPL, because they resell the
routers and serve the firmware through an Actiontec

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