Verizon Communications is settling a lawsuit filed against it by two open source software developers who claimed that the carrier and subcontractor Actiontec Electronics violated General Public License rules. The dispute stemmed from the deployment of Actiontec wireless routers as part of Verizon's FiOS service. The routers employ the open source BusyBox software program, and Verizon and its vendor did not make the open source code available to the public, as specified by GPL rules.
BusyBox developers Erick Andersen and Rob Landley will be paid an undisclosed amount by Verizon as part of the settlement, and the code in question is to be published on Actiontec's Web site.
- read this story at InformationWeek
- The BusyBox open source lawsuit was filed last December