Free Software Foundation Files Suit Against Cisco For GPL Violations

Wow! As far as I know, this is the first time FSF is forced to go to court to enforce its copyright.

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Cisco. The FSF’s complaint alleges that in the course of distributing various products under the Linksys brand Cisco has violated the licenses of many programs on which the FSF holds copyright, including GCC, binutils, and the GNU C Library. In doing so, Cisco has denied its users their right to share and modify the software.

If you haven’t done this already, now it’s time to donate.

Full press release and another comment from Brett’s blog.

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