Let 'em sue
Posted Sep 26, 2007 20:27 UTC (Wed) by ncm
In reply to: GPL enforcement: waiting for the Monsoon
Parent article: GPL enforcement: waiting for the Monsoon
If the company is deriving financial benefits by stalling negotiations, that seems like a good enough reason to ask for an injunction.
I also don't agree that it looks like an innocent mistake. It looks more like "let 'em sue". I don't see any of the markers that suggest innocence. The "no-reverse-engineering" EULA, in fact, is hard evidence to the contrary -- especially considering they actually referred to it in e-mail on the subject of compliance.
The Busybox developers should get their injunction, and then as a condition of lifting it extract a percentage of the gross sale price of each box sold, and make sure everybody knows they got it. People need to see teeth in the GPL.
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