German company claims it can disregard GPL requirements in aggregated software

Posted by jzb on Jun 20, 2011 6:34 PM EDT
NetworkWorld; By Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier
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A Germany company that provides DSL modems, using in part the Linux kernel, is trying to deny another company the right to modify GPL'ed software. The company, AVM Computersysteme Vertiebs GmbH (AVM), says that Cybits AG is violating its copyright by distributing Internet filtering software that modifies AVM's software. Harald Welte, who has spent a great deal of time pursuing GPL violations has intervened in the case.

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