Garrett: The ongoing fight against GPL enforcement
Posted Jan 31, 2012 18:50 UTC (Tue) by tbird20d
In reply to: Garrett: The ongoing fight against GPL enforcement
Parent article: Garrett: The ongoing fight against GPL enforcement
...it seems to me that the reason this is objectionable is that they'd rather rewrite busybox from scratch than provide sources
That's not it. Everyone I know wants to provide sources (but admittedly, I don't know everyone). Occasionally, among what I'd call the "good compliance players", there are mistakes made which make it difficult to provide the exact busybox sources to match a shipped product. Usually, this involves a naive component supplier. We'd rather rewrite busybox from scratch and avoid any possibility of facing the wrath of the SFC. I think most people here would be surprised at the demands the SFC makes to remedy busybox compliance failures. The demands are especially problematical for large companies with multiple Linux product lines and complex supply chains.
I believe the idea that this project would be used to remedy an existing compliance problem is completely off-base. I don't see how that could happen in practical terms.
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