Earlier this week, the latest round of BusyBox GPL lawsuits were announced by the SFLC. The current offenders are Best Buy, JVC, Samsung, Westinghouse and 10 others. It seems that every few months, there are a new round of violations or lawsuits announced, so it behooves every company that distributes software or products containing software to ensure they aren't ever on the list. We announced our Open Source Fulfillment Center service earlier this week that helps companies ensure they comply with the GPL.
We announced last week that we were offering support for CentOS -- a community distribution of Linux that is created from the publicly available source code that is used to create RHEL. CentOS strives to be binary compatible with RHEL and is built from the source code that is used to make RHEL -- minus all of the Red Hat names, logos and trademarks.
Companies that distribute software containing open source often struggle to comply with open source licenses. (See latest lawsuit by Artifex against Palm).
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