Free Software Foundation, Cisco (Will Soon) Settle GPL Lawsuit

Lora Bentley

UPDATE: Apparently, Neuburger and Proskauer Rose were mistaken. In a blog comment, Software Freedom Law Center attorney Daniel Ravicher clarifies:

The matter has NOT been settled. On April 21st, the Judge entered an order that contemplates that the parties will be finalizing a settlement shortly. Both parties are pleased with the progress of our settlement discussions and expect to reach an agreement in the very near future.

 

They haven't publicized it much, but it seems the Free Software Foundation and Cisco Systems have settled the copyright infringement lawsuit the FSF filed against Cisco last year, alleging violation of the General Public License.

 

In a Proskauer Rose blog post published a week ago, firm partner Jeffrey D. Neuburger wrote:

There has as yet been no announcement of the settlement from the FSF or the SFLC, and the docket in the district court does not reveal the terms of the settlement, only an order dismissing the action with prejudice and without costs.

 

Still no news of the settlement on the FSF Web site, as far as I can tell.



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May 19, 2009 1:39 AM Daniel B. Ravicher Daniel B. Ravicher  says:

As the attorneys for the Free Software Foundation in this matter, we wish to correct this incorrect information.  The matter has NOT been settled.  On April 21st, the Judge entered an order that contemplates that the parties will be finalizing a settlement shortly.  Both parties are pleased with the progress of our settlement discussions and expect to reach an agreement in the very near future.  At this time, we have no further comment on the matter.

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