Posted by: Anonymous
on September 26, 2007 03:19 AM
Compliance should be, and still is, the goal AFAIK but you are not only talking about the compliance of a single company. If you want voluntary industry compliance, there has to be some sanction for forcing the FSF to sue in order to get compliance. The message should be clear - if you are willing to work with the FSF prior to litigation in order to come into compliance fine; if the FSF is forced to sue in order to obtain compliance, you're going to pay. These guys told the FSF to go shove it when approached about their non-compliance with the GPL forcing the filing of this lawsuit. In order to get voluntary compliance from business, there has to be some financial downside for non-compliance.