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Re: SFLC chooses wrong court

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: SFLC chooses wrong court
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 15:57:58 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.14 (2007-02-12)

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 04:24:42PM +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Next, the exact language of Monsoon Multimedia's "admission" isn't quite 
> that colorful.

For you maybe...

>   "SAN MATEO, Calif. — September 21, 2007 — Monsoon Multimedia today 
>   announced efforts to fully comply with the GNU General Public License 
>   (GPL). Monsoon is in settlement negotiations with BusyBox to resolve 
>   the matter and intends to fully comply with all open-source software 
>   license requirements. Monsoon will make modified BusyBox source code 
>   publicly available on the company web-site at in the 
>   coming weeks.
>   "Since we intend to and always intended to comply with all open 
>   source software license requirements, we are confident that the 
>   matter will be quickly resolved,” said Graham Radstone, Chairman and 
>   Chief Operating Officer at Monsoon Multimedia."
> IOW, they're ready to comply with contractual covenant regarding 
> making BusyBox code available. Compliance with a contract is almost 
> always voluntary -- if you choose not to comply, then you don't have 
> to. You merely have to compensate the non-breaching party for his 
> expectancy interest. 

I see no "contract" except for your words, they speak of "license requirements"
which imply copyright violation.


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