Motion Against Westinghouse Digital Electronics in GPL Compliance Lawsuit
June 7, 2010
New York, NY, June 7, 2010//Last week, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) filed a motion for default judgment against Westinghouse Digital Electronics, a defendant in the ongoing lawsuit concerning GPL violations of the BusyBox software. The motion and the associated documents can be found here [ http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2010/2010-06-03-Motion_against_Westinghouse.pdf ].
The lawsuit, initiated in December 2009 on behalf of the Software Freedom Conservancy and BusyBox developer Erik Andersen, alleges that 14 electronics manufacturers--including Best Buy, JVC, and Samsung--infringed the copyrights of the BusyBox program by not distributing it according to the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2.
As of this date, four defendants (Samsung, Comtrend, Dobbs-Stanford, and GCI Technologies) have settled with the plaintiffs. More information about the lawsuit is available here [ http://www.softwarefreedom.org/news/2009/dec/14/busybox-gpl-lawsuit/ ].