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Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar

From: amicus_curious
Subject: Re: Copyright Misuse Doctrine in Apple v. Psystar
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 13:17:54 -0500

"Doug Mentohl" <> wrote in message news:gnp2os$e47$
amicus_curious wrote:

What irks me is that the victims of the SDLC are the little companies that use Linux the way that it was intended to be used and do not have the resources to waste on defending their otherwise clean conduct ..

Whould you mind enumerating and detailing these cases of companies engaging in 'clean conduct' and abiding by the terms of the GPL, beign sued by the SDLC?

Look at the SFLC website for a complete list. Typically, some company, for example Monsoon, uses stock FOSS stuff in their product, which is what the FOSS folk seem to want them to do, and one of the FOSS authors, BusyBox, jumps their bones about not publishing the BusyBox source even though it was not modified in any way in the Monsoon Hava products. Monsoon is a hand to mouth sort of organization to begin with and immediately complies with a totally useless exercise that only satisfies the letter of the contract/license and provides no real benefit to anyone. They lost some time and money that they cannot easily afford and the community gains nothing of any use.

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