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From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: SFLC is SOL
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:09:40 -0000
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RJack <> writes:

> Just for once Hyman, try to read the Complaint. Andersen claims
> (falsely) that he owns BusyBox, v.0.60.3 -- that's exactly what he
> re4gistered with the Copyright Office. His claim to ownership of
> BusyBox, v.0.60.3 is the *only* thing that gives the court
> jurisdiction to hear infringement claims.
> You can't register Donald Duck with the Copyright Office and then
> claim infringement over Daffy Duck.

The complaint is not relevant for a settlement out of court anyway.  The
past misconduct can't be cured by distributing complaint source with
non-corresponding newer binaries.

> You're probably best know in this group as the guy who likes to
> Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove the goalposts -- keep trying
> Hyman. Just keep trying.

The goalpost is compliance with the GPL when distributing software.  As

> In the instant case Erik Andersen wasn't even the original author of
> BusyBox v.0.60.3.

Why then would defendant settle and publish?

David Kastrup

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