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Re: SFLC is succeeding.

From: RJack
Subject: Re: SFLC is succeeding.
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 14:41:04 -0500
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Alan Mackenzie wrote:

The legal harassment of businesses with frivolous lawsuits by the SFLC ....

So, a legal action for violation of copyright, done in good faith, is
 "harassment" and a "frivolous lawsuit" as far as Rjack is concerned?

Since when is filing eight consecutive frivolous copyright lawsuits
misrepresenting ownership of works that you didn't author "an act in
good faith"? It's criminal Allen -- not "good faith":

"37 CFR §202.3   Registration of copyright.
(1) This section prescribes conditions for the registration of
copyright, and the application to be made for registration under
sections 408 and 409 of title 17 of the United States Code, as amended
by Pub. L. 94–553...
(3) For the purposes of this section, a copyright claimant is either:
(i) The author of a work;
(ii) A person or organization that has obtained ownership of all rights
under the copyright initially belonging to the author.[1]
[1] This category includes a person or organization that has obtained,
from the author or from an entity that has obtained ownership of all
rights under the copyright initially belonging to the author, the
contractual right to claim legal title to the copyright in an
application for copyright registration."

"17 USC Sec. 506. Criminal offenses
(e) False Representation. —
Any person who knowingly makes a false representation
of a material fact in the application for copyright
registration provided for by section 409, or in any
written statement filed in connection with the application,
shall be fined not more than $2,500."

You, me and most of the World know that Erik Anderson isn't the author
of “BusyBox,v.0.60.3.” -- nor did he obtain ownership prior to filing
the aforementioned frivolous lawsuits, just ask Bruce Perrin and
about thirty other code contributors to BusyBox. If Erik Andesrson wants
to sue someone for copyright infringement, let him first honestly
register whatever code modules in BusyBox for which he is the ORIGINAL
author and owner.

The SFLC's incompetent staff suck handsome salaries out of the public donations to "defense of Free Software" by the SFLC.

That remark comes into the category of libel.  Good job none of them
 take you at all seriously.

1) Truth is an absolute defense to libel in this country Allen. Filing
seven consecutive copyright infringement lawsuits without standing,
followed by seven voluntary dismissals is I-N-C-O-M-P-E-T-E-N-T.

2) The SFLC is a United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. §
501(c)(3) advocacy organization -- so sue me.

3) I hope someone takes me seriously before somebody ends up before a
disciplinary board or worse yet, in the slammer. Lying to the Federal
Government is taken seriously in this country Allen.


The contents of the AUTHORS file in tarball busybox-0.60.3.tar.bz2

List of the authors of code contained in BusyBox.

If you have code in BusyBox, you should be listed here.  If you should
be listed, or the description of what you have done needs more detail,
or is incorect, _please_ let me know.



Erik Andersen <>, <>
    Tons of new stuff, major rewrite of most of the
    core apps, tons of new apps as noted in header files.

Edward Betts <>
    expr, hostid, logname, tty, wc, whoami, yes

John Beppu <>
    du, head, nslookup, sort, tee, uniq

Brian Candler <>

Randolph Chung <>
    fbset, ping, hostname, and mkfifo

Dave Cinege <>
    more(v2), makedevs, dutmp, modularization, auto links file,
    various fixes, Linux Router Project maintenance

Magnus Damm <>
    tftp client
    insmod powerpc support

Larry Doolittle <>
    pristine source directory compilation, lots of patches and fixes.

Gennady Feldman <>
    Sysklogd (single threaded syslogd, IPC Circular buffer support,
    logread), various fixes.

Karl M. Hegbloom <>
    cp_mv.c, the test suite, various fixes to utility.c, &c.

Daniel Jacobowitz <>

Matt Kraai <>
    documentation, bugfixes, test suite

John Lombardo <>
    dirname, tr

Glenn McGrath <>
    ar, dpkg, dpkg-deb

Vladimir Oleynik <>
    cmdedit; ports: ash, stty, traceroute; locale, various fixes
    and irreconcilable critic of everything not perfect.

Bruce Perens <>
    Original author of BusyBox. His code is still in many apps.

Tim Riker <>
    bug fixes, member of fan club

Kent Robotti <>
    reset, tons and tons of bug reports and patchs.

Chip Rosenthal <>, <>
    wget - Contributed by permission of Covad Communications

Pavel Roskin <>
    Lots of bugs fixes and patches.

Gyepi Sam <>
    Remote logging feature for syslogd

Linus Torvalds <>
    mkswap, fsck.minix, mkfs.minix

Mark Whitley <>
    grep, sed, cut, xargs, style-guide, new-applet-HOWTO, bug fixes, etc.

Charles P. Wright <>
    gzip, mini-netcat(nc)

Enrique Zanardi <>
    tarcat (since removed), loadkmap, various fixes, Debian maintenance

Emanuele Aina <>


Rjack :)

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