[wp-hackers] Re: Removal Of Over 200 Themes?

Jeremy Clarke jer at simianuprising.com
Fri Dec 12 20:45:35 GMT 2008

Ha ha, wow! You totally found some news from yesterday to prove me wrong!

"Brett Smith, licensing compliance engineer at the FSF, said the FSF
wants Cisco to comply with all relevant free software licenses in all
their products. In addition, it asks that Cisco appoint a Free
Software Compliance Officer responsible for ensuring Cisco's
compliance with these licenses going forward."

I think this is the important part to look at. It's not explicit in
the article, nor in the FSF press release
(http://www.fsf.org/news/2008-12-cisco-suit), but I think they are
practicing what I was describing. The damages and injuction are the
threat if they DONT start complying. They are almost definitely trying
to settle this outside of an actual trial.



On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 3:23 PM, Jess Planck <jess at funroe.net> wrote:
> Heh.. Tell that to Cisco:
> "In addition, it is asking the court to make Cisco turn over any profits
> from the products covered by the software dispute. "
> http://www.internetnews.com/storage/article.php/3790721/Cisco+Hit+With+Open+Source+Lawsuit.htm
> On Dec 12, 2008, at 2:15 PM, Jeremy Clarke wrote:
>> Another interesting thing to note is that FSF as a whole practices a
>> very polite form of litigation when it comes to these things. They
>> never ask for damages, just compliance
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