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Re: The great BusyBox fraud continues

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: The great BusyBox fraud continues
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:56:41 -0000
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On 6/24/2010 6:44 PM, RJack wrote:
The only GPL'd code at issue is "BusyBox, v.0.60.3" registered

No, that's incorrect. In order to copy and distribute a
GPLed version of BusyBox, the source code for the exact
version being distributed must be made properly available
according to the terms of the GPL. The version you mention
is one registered by Erik Andersen, but it is not the
version being distributed by the defendants.

It is possible, should the defendants not settle, that they
will assert that registration of a different version prevents
suit on the version they are distributing, and then the court
would decide that matter. The plaintiffs can register other
versions and refile the suit, should that be necessary.

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