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Re: Fw: [FSF] FSF Settles Suit Against Cisco

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Fw: [FSF] FSF Settles Suit Against Cisco
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 21:42:23 +0000 (UTC)
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Ciaran O'Riordan <> wrote:
> Well, here's the answer.
>   [This press release is available on the web at
>   <>.
>   FSF Compliance Engineer Brett Smith has written about what we can
>   learn from this settlement at
>   <>.]
> BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, May 20, 2009 -- The Free
> Software Foundation (FSF) and Cisco Systems, Inc. are pleased to
> announce that they have reached a joint agreement.
> Under the agreement, the FSF has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against
> Cisco.
> Cisco has agreed to appoint a Free Software Director for Linksys, a
> subsidiary of Cisco, to supervise Linksys' compliance with the
> requirements of free software licenses such as the GPL (the GNU
> General Public License).
> .....
> .....

Thanks, Ciaran!

This news is particularly welcome here, since it makes it that much
harder for those with unconventional modes of thinking to distort the
reality in the mailing list.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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