[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Tom Tom and Microsofts Linux patent lock-down ..
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 08:56:57 -0400
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20081209)

Rjack wrote:
> Well... there weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeent the goalposts.
> Out to the fifty yard line...

As always, the goal of GPL enforcement actions is to enforce
compliance with the GPL or to halt distribution of infringing
code. Before the suit against Verizon, Verizon was distributing
routers to its customers which contained GPLed software, but the
source was not being made available. After the suit, the source
is now being made available, the Verizon-branded manual which
accompanies the router talks about the GPL, as does the an
accompanying disk.

It is only your desperate flailing around to pretend that this
was not a victory for the SFLC which moves the goalposts. The
goal is for users of code to have the freedom to run, read,
modify, and share it, and that's exactly what has happened with
the code here.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]