U.S. GPL lawsuit for BusyBox - profit?
Posted Sep 23, 2007 10:47 UTC (Sun) by hingo
In reply to: U.S. GPL lawsuit for BusyBox - profit?
Parent article: SFLC files first U.S. GPL violation lawsuit
I have no idea what's going on in this case, but it would also seem to make sense, at some point, to make an example of a company which is "stealing" GPLed code.
Exactly. And to do that, they should ask for more damages than just profits. If the damages are supposed to have a penalising effect, they should ask for all *revenues* or triple profits or something like that. If all that happens to a GPL violator is to lose the illegally attained profits, then it also encourages to continue violation, since expectancy of profits remain positive. (You can't really loose, but you can still win, just keep trying...)
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