Software Freedom Law Center Heads to Court Again

Lora Bentley

Intellectual property lawsuits seem to be the topic du jour. Monday, the Software Freedom Law Center filed two more lawsuits on behalf of BusyBox creators to enforce the provisions of the GNU General Public License.


The SFLC filed complaints against Bell Microproducts and Super Micro Computer in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, according to the announcement. Both lawsuits allege the companies make use of and distribute BusyBox in their products without making the source code available as required by the GPL. They seek to enjoin further violations of the license as well as damages and litigation costs for BusyBox creators Erik Andersen and Bob Landley.


Previous lawsuits filed on behalf of Andersen and Landley to enforce the GPL have been settled out of court.

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