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authorGravatar Rob Landley <rob@landley.net>2006-03-27 22:43:40 +0000
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Software Freedom Law Center and the fixes.patch thing.
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+ <li><b>27 March 2006 -- Software Freedom Law Center representing BusyBox and uClibc</b>
+ <p>One issue Erik Andersen wanted to resolve when handing off BusyBox
+ maintainership to Rob Landley was license enforcement. BusyBox and
+ uClibc's existing license enforcement efforts (pro-bono representation
+ by Erik's father's law firm, and the
+ <a href=http://www.busybox.net/shame.html>Hall of Shame</a>), haven't
+ scaled to match the popularity of the projects. So we put our heads
+ together and did the obvious thing: ask Pamela Jones of
+ <a href="http://www.groklaw.net">Groklaw</a> for suggestions. She
+ referred us to the fine folks at softwarefreedom.org.</p>
+
+ <p>As a result, we're pleased to announce that the
+ <a href="http://www.softwarefreedom.org">Software Freedom Law Center</a>
+ has agreed to represent BusyBox and uClibc. We join a number of other
+ free and open source software projects (such as
+ <a href=http://lwn.net/Articles/141806/>X.org</a>,
+ <a href="http://lwn.net/Articles/135413/">Wine</a>, and
+ <a href=http://plone.org/foundation/newsitems/software-freedom-law-center-support/>Plone</a>
+ in being represented by a fairly cool bunch of lawyers, which is not a
+ phrase you get to use every day.</p>
+
<li><b>22 March 2006 -- BusyBox 1.1.1</b>
<p>The new maintainer is Rob Landley, and the new release is <a href="http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.1.1.tar.bz2">BusyBox 1.1.1</a>. Expect a "what's new" document in a few days. (Also, Erik and I have have another announcement pending...)</p>
+ <p>Update: Rather than put out an endless stream of 1.1.1.x releases,
+ the various small fixes have been collected together into a
+ <a href="http://busybox.net/downloads/busybox-1.1.1.fixes.patch">patch</a>,
+ and new fixes will be appended to that as needed.</p>
</li>
<li><b>11 January 2006 -- 1.1.0 is out</b>
<p>The new stable release is