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First U.S. GPL lawsuit heads for quick settlement (updated)

It was barely few days and it looks like this first GPL lawsuit in the US ever is about to be resolved peacefully. On one hand this doesn't give it much of a chance to get tested in court, but on the other hand it may underscore its strength even better, as well as the effectiveness of the Software Freedom Law Center.

"The first U.S. GPL-related lawsuit appears to be headed for a quick out-of-court settlement. Monsoon Multimedia admitted today that it had violated the GPLv2 (GNU General Public License version 2), and said it will release its modified BusyBox code in full compliance with the license.

Monsoon Multimedia has stated that it is currently in settlement negotiations with the BusyBox project to resolve the matter without going to court. The company also said in a statement that it intends to fully comply with all open-source software license requirements. The company plans to make its modified BusyBox source code publicly available on on its website in the coming weeks, it said." -- Read more.

Update:: Apparently, while Monsoon Multimedia expressed interest in complying and settling, Software Freedom Law Center has still not accepted this option: "I can confirm that we are discussing settlement," Ravicher says, "but -- contrary to what many in the press seem to believe -- no agreement has been reached. Simply coming into compliance now is not sufficient to settle the matter, because that would mean anyone can violate the license until caught, because the only punishment would be to come into compliance." -- Read here.

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