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Re: Tom Tom and Microsofts Linux patent lock-down ..

From: amicus_curious
Subject: Re: Tom Tom and Microsofts Linux patent lock-down ..
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 13:34:37 -0400

"Hyman Rosen" <> wrote in message news:q18wl.51854$l71.7161@newsfe23.iad...
amicus_curious wrote:
"When Verizon turns around and redistributes to customers, Verizon has obligations."

If Verizon buys routers from Actiontec, it may freely ship them to
customers without any GPL obligations. The FSF and SFLC sometimes
make overly expansive statements about what the copyright law and
the GPL require.

You are departing from the party line by a wide margin here! If you do not reject this form of GPL Satan, Pope Stallman and Cardinal Moglen will certainly excommunicate you!

How do you suppose that the SFLC could be so "overly expansive" as to put their statements into the form of a lawsuit? Do you not suspect that they are being serious?

and totally thumbed their noses at the SFLC

No, they settled and are now compliant with the GPL.

They refused to respond to the SFLC demands. The SFLC said so publicly. There was no settlement. The SFLC retreated.

Apparently Verizon no longer has any obligations.

They comply with the GPL. See above.

And you call that a success?

Certainly. They comply with the GPL. See above.

Well Verizon is distributing GPL based products without Verizon acknowledging the GPL. You can say that Verizon is somehow the same as Actiontec, but you are not to be believed.

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