BusyBox Developers Settle Case With Extreme Networks

October 6, 2008

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) and Extreme Networks, Inc., today jointly announced that an agreement has been reached to dismiss the GPL lawsuit filed by SFLC against Extreme Networks on behalf of two principal developers of BusyBox — Erik Andersen and Rob Landley.

BusyBox is a lightweight set of standard Unix utilities commonly used in embedded systems and is Open Source and Free Software licensed under GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2. The lawsuit, “Erik Andersen and Rob Landley v. Extreme Networks, Inc.” case number O8-cv-6426, was filed July 17, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

As a result of the parties’ settlement agreement, the lawsuit will be dismissed. Both parties are pleased to announce the settlement and to put this matter behind them.

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