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Re: The SFLC dismissals should be coming soon

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: The SFLC dismissals should be coming soon
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:16:03 -0500
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On 2/12/2010 8:07 AM, amicus_curious wrote:
These cases seem to center around some unsuspecting developer making the
fatal mistake of using the BusyBox utilities for some embedded computer
device and failing to pay homage to the FOSSers by posting yet another
copy of the BusyBox source code somewhere.

Steve Martin used to do this comedy routine:
    How to make $1,000,000 and not pay taxes on it -
        First, make $1,000,000.
        Then, don't pay taxes on it.
        When the IRS comes to ask you why, say "I forgot".

Developers are not permitted to be unsuspecting when they
incorporate third-party code into their own programs. They
must make sure that all licenses for such code are complied
with properly. This is as true for GPLed components as for
components which require payment.

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