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Re: Fw: [FSF] FSF Settles Suit Against Cisco


From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Fw: [FSF] FSF Settles Suit Against Cisco
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 21:42:23 +0000 (UTC)
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Ciaran O'Riordan <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> Well, here's the answer.
> 
>   [This press release is available on the web at
>   <http://www.fsf.org/news/2009-05-cisco-settlement.html>.
>   FSF Compliance Engineer Brett Smith has written about what we can
>   learn from this settlement at
>   <http://www.fsf.org/blogs/licensing/2009-05-settlement>.]
> 
> BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, May 20, 2009 -- The Free
> Software Foundation (FSF) and Cisco Systems, Inc. are pleased to
> announce that they have reached a joint agreement.
> 
> Under the agreement, the FSF has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against
> Cisco.
> 
> Cisco has agreed to appoint a Free Software Director for Linksys, a
> subsidiary of Cisco, to supervise Linksys' compliance with the
> requirements of free software licenses such as the GPL (the GNU
> General Public License).
> .....
> .....

Thanks, Ciaran!

This news is particularly welcome here, since it makes it that much
harder for those with unconventional modes of thinking to distort the
reality in the mailing list.

-- 
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).



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