BusyBox settles GPL violation case with SuperMicro.
The developers of BusyBox and the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) have settled the lawsuit they brought against SuperMicro. In this case, SFLC had accused SuperMicro of violating the GPL by not distributing the source of Busybox to customers of its AOC-SIM1U+ systems management card.
The case was settled through good faith discussions. SuperMicro has agreed to appoint an Open Source Compliance Officer, notify all its customers of their rights under the GPL, and publish the BusyBox source code. SuperMicro will also pay an undisclosed amount to BusyBox and the SFLC. In return, BusyBox has reinstated SuperMicro's rights to distribute BusyBox binary and source code under the GPL.
The SFLC has previously brought similar cases against Verizon, Monsoon Media and Xtrasys. All these cases were settled under similar terms. Earlier this week, SFLC started a new GPL violation case against Extreme Networks.