Can we stop this sub-thread?
Posted Feb 1, 2012 2:01 UTC (Wed) by BrucePerens
In reply to: Can we stop this sub-thread?
Parent article: Garrett: The ongoing fight against GPL enforcement
The interesting thing is that after writing that stuff, Best Buy settled with SFC. They accepted those terms they're complaining about.
The whole "veto" thing (that's Best Buy's language, not SFC's) is that if you settle with SFC, they want you to provide them with copies of new products that contain Free Software before you release them, for a period of three years after you settle. You pay them about $5000 per product to audit the product (which is really cheap). If they say it's infringing, you have to fix the infringement before you release the product. If you and SFC can't agree, you can fall back on the court. In practice, the court hasn't been needed, but I have had to help out a customer when SFC was too slow to respond.
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