This week at LWN: SFC expands license compliance efforts

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jun 7, 2012 7:00 PM EDT; By Jake Edge
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To a large extent, BusyBox has been the "poster child" for GPL enforcement, at least in the US. That may now be changing with the announcement that the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) has signed up multiple Linux kernel and Samba developers whose copyrights can be used in license compliance efforts. That expands the scope of license enforcement activities while also removing the need to use the controversial GPLv2 death penalty threat to ensure compliance with the kernel's license—SFC should be able to go directly at kernel enforcement now.

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