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Bradley Kuhn (bkuhn) - 7 years ago 2015-03-12 15:49:45
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Link to copyleft.org to explain CCS.
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www/conservancy/static/linux-compliance/vmware-lawsuit-faq.html
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  <dt>Why must you file a lawsuit?  Isn't there any other way to convince
 
    VMware to comply with GPL?</dt>
 

	
 
  <dd><p>Neither Conservancy nor Christoph takes this action lightly nor without
 
  exhausting every other possible alternative first.  This lawsuit is the
 
    outgrowth of years of effort to convince VMware to comply with GPL.</p>
 

	
 
    <p>In October 2011, Conservancy received a GPL violation report on
 
  BusyBox for VMware's ESXi products.  Conservancy opened the matter in its
 
  usual, friendly, and non-confrontational way.  Nevertheless, VMware
 
  immediately referred Conservancy to VMware's outside legal counsel in the
 
  USA, and Conservancy negotiated with VMware's legal counsel throughout
 
  late 2011, 2012 and 2013.  We exchanged and reviewed CCS candidates, and
 
  late 2011, 2012 and 2013.  We exchanged and reviewed
 
  <a title="Complete, Corresponding Source" href="https://copyleft.org/guide/comprehensive-gpl-guidech6.html#x9-470005.2.1">CCS</a> candidates, and
 
  admittedly, VMware made substantial and good efforts toward compliance on
 
  BusyBox.  However, VMware still refused to fix a few minor and one major
 
  compliance problem that we discovered during the process.  Namely, there
 
  was a major violation regarding Linux itself that ultimately became
 
  Christoph's key complaint in this lawsuit.</p>
 

	
 
 <p>Meanwhile, when Conservancy realized in late 2012 there might be a major
 
 Linux violation still present in VMware's ESXi products, Conservancy
 
 representatives sought every industry contact we had for assistance,
 
 including those from trade associations, companies (both competitors and
 
 collaborators with VMware), and everyone else we could think of who might be
 
 able to help us proceed with friendly negotiations that would achieve
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