Monsoon Multimedia responds on GPL
Posted Sep 27, 2007 8:38 UTC (Thu) by drag
In reply to: Monsoon Multimedia responds on GPL
Parent article: Monsoon Multimedia gives in on GPL
Beleive me, people make honest mistakes. Failure to release code as per the GPL is one of them.
Realy, they do. Especially for companies that are more hardware oriented then software oriented. They are used to using and modifying other people's creations to do things they need them to do.. it's not at all like software develoment were all this licensing on what you can and cannot do with a object is normal.
Software to them would be just another componant. Something to 'make work' and be done with it. As soon as that portion is done it's a race to put out the next fire. For them government regulatory compliance is what they are used to dealing with. Not licensing restrictions on stuff they soldier to their circuit boards.
What this press release illistrates is that even after all that have happenned they are still confused and still don't understand what the FSF is suing them for.
Hell, I wouldn't be suprised if they thought the letters and attempts at communication (earlier from pre-trial) from the copyright holders was confused with the standard 402 nigerian email scams and was dismissed by some secretary that barely knows what a mouse is, much less what busybox is. And thus everybody else that potentially had a clue didn't even know that people were starting to get pissed at them.
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