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Busybox wraps up second lawsuit against Xterasys

Programmers behind Busybox have settled a second lawsuit, this time against Xterasys, for violating a GPL license.

Programmers behind Busybox have settled a second lawsuit, this time against Xterasys, for violating a GPL license.

According CNET News.com:

"As a result of the settlement, Xterasys has agreed to cease all binary distribution of BusyBox until SFLC confirms it has published complete corresponding source code on its Web site. Once SFLC verifies that the complete source code is available, Xterasys' full rights to distribute BusyBox under the GPL will be reinstated," the center said on Monday. In addition, Xterasys agreed to appoint an open-source compliance officer, notify those who may have received the Busybox software from Xterasys of their GPL-granted rights, and pay the Busybox programers an undisclosed amount, SFLC said.

The Busybox programmers were represented by the Software Freedom Law Center.

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