From an OSS and IP management perspective the answer becomes less clear once we take a few minutes to actually inspect and audit the source code. Let's have a look at what a closer inspection reveals.
What's in your code?
Thank you to all who attended and a special thanks to Heather Meeker for allowing us to be a part of the book release! A beautiful night in San Francisco with great company, good conversations and plenty of networking!
Red Hat at a patent challenge using their contributions to open source as the basis for their suit. It’s a novel approach for commercial companies who have made some of their software open source, but still own the copyright.
the US District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an default judgment upholding the validity of the Busybox GPL license and ordering Westinghouse Digital to pay triple damages for copyright infringement.
It took seven years, but one of the biggest software IP cases in the past decade is apparently done. It was this case that brought the software IP and copyrights to the forefront of industry attention, and accelerate awareness & interest in our company.