Verizon Hit with GPl Copyright Lawsuit

ArsTechnica is reporting that Verizon has been hit with a copyright lawsuit for violating portions of the GNU General Public License, for using an open source package in a wireless router:

“Open-source software is very attractive for companies looking to expand their services or quickly get new offerings to market, in part because it’s free. Unfortunately, some companies tend to overlook the software license commonly attached to open-source software, the GPL. Verizon is the latest company to do so, and its use of an OSS package in a wireless router has led to a copyright infringement lawsuit from the Software Freedom Law Center.”

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