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[News] Palm Feels GPL's Special Love, SFLC Defends BusyBox Action

  • Subject: [News] Palm Feels GPL's Special Love, SFLC Defends BusyBox Action
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 23:51:20 +0000
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Commercial Open Source Vendors Turn to Court: Artifex v. Palm

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| This complaint may signal the beginning of 
| a trend by commercial open source 
| companies with âdual licensingâ models: 
| the success of that model, which is used 
| by most commercial open source companies, 
| depends on the difference in the scope of 
| rights available under an open source 
| license and a commercial license as well 
| as the value of the additional protections 
| (performance warranties, support and 
| indemnification) available under the 
| commercial license.


Creator of BusyBox critical of SFLC GPL litigation - Update

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| Update - When asked by The H about Perens 
| comments, Aaron Williamson, SFLC Counsel,  
| said "Bruce Perens is a very important 
| figure in the free software community, but 
| he is not our client. Many developers have 
| contributed to the development of BusyBox 
| and hold copyright in the program, 
| including Bruce Perens. Whether, or to 
| what extent, Mr. Perens holds copyright in 
| any version of BusyBox is irrelevant to 
| the lawsuits we have filed; a developer 
| need not hold a "majority interest" of 
| copyright in a program in order to bring a 
| claim for infringement against a third 
| party."



Palm Sued Over PDF Technology Dispute


Press Releases

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| San Francisco, CA (December 02, 2009) Artifex
| Software Inc. today announced that it has
| filed a lawsuit in the United States District
| Court for the Northern District of California
| against Palm, Inc., based on Palmâs
| unauthorized copying and distribution of one
| of Artifexâs registered technologies. Artifex
| is the developer and copyright owner of
| muPDF, a high-performance PDF rendering
| engine.


Palm Pre GSM source code now available

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| According to Harald Welte, the source code for the
| Palm Pre GSM model, currently being sold in Europe is
| now available from the opensource.palm.com site.
| Earlier this week, Welte pointed out that the source
| code for the new model of the Palm Pre was not
| available to the public, as it should be to comply
| with the terms of the GPL. An email to Welte from Palm
| has now confirmed the availability of the code for
| WebOS 1.1.2 and 1.1.3.


Palm Pre GSM model source code available

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