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Re: [News] FSF Celebrates a Win in Cisco Case

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: [News] FSF Celebrates a Win in Cisco Case
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 10:18:20 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
The FSF's press release is verifiably false. "Under the agreement, the FSF has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against Cisco." The truth is that the lawsuit was dismissed on April 21, 2009.

But the FSF had the option to reinstate the case by May 21, 2009,
so the dismissal was provisional on the parties reaching a final
settlement agreement. Reinstatement would have been automatic on
request, as the dismissal order states.

The parties did reach a settlement agreement, the FSF did not
reinstate its suit, and it issued its press release.

Of course you choose to twist and spin, because that's the only
option you have left considering that once again a major company
has chosen to comply properly with the GPL.

As usual, you are incorrect.

While the CEO may not have known about the GPL, the company
certainly does know about it, since the Verizon-branded and
copyrighted manual for their router discusses it.

Page 1 says:
    FiOS Router
    User Manual
              <Verizon check mark graphic>

Page 204 says:
    C Specifications
      C.4 GPL (General Public License)

    C.4 GPL (General Public License)
    This product includes software code developed by third parties, including
    software code subject to the enclosed GNU General Public License (GPL) or
    GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). The GPL Code and LGPL Code used
    in this product are distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY and are subject to the
    copyrights of the authors, and to the terms of the applicable licenses 
included in
    the download. For details, see the GPL Code and LGPL Code for this product 
    the terms of the GPL and the LGPL, which are available on the enclosed 
    disk and can be accessed by inserting the disk into your CD-ROM drive and
    opening the “GPL.exe” file.

    © 2008 Verizon. All Rights Reserved.

See the copyright notice on that manual? That's Verizon, not Actiontec.

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