GPL Violation Lawsuit To Be Settled Out Of Court
Monsoon Multimedia's initial refuse to comply with the General Public Licence made BusyBox to file a lawsuit against the company. In the mean time, the defendant has had a change of heart.
September 24, 2007
"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," stated Graham Radstone, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer at Monsoon Multimedia.
The company announced that it would fully comply with the GNU General Public License (GPL) and has already begun negotiations with BusyBox.
The GNU General Public License states clear that third-party developers are required to publish the source code for any changes they make to the original software. Up till now, Monsoon Multimedia refused to comply and publish the code for the modified version of the BusyBox software.
According to the recent announcement, the company will publish the afore-mentioned code on the company web-site, sometime in the coming weeks.