An anonymous reader tipped us to news that the Software Freedom Conservancy is expanding its GPL compliance efforts
. Quoting Bradley Kuhn: "This new program is an outgrowth of the debate that happened over the last few months regarding Conservancy's GPL compliance efforts. Specifically, I noticed that, buried in the FUD over the last four months regarding GPL compliance, there was one key criticism that was valid and couldn't be ignored: Linux copyright holders should be involved in compliance actions on embedded systems. Linux is a central component of such work, and the BusyBox developers agreed wholeheartedly that having some Linux developers involved with compliance would be very helpful. Conservancy has addressed this issue by building a broad coalition of copyright holders in many different projects who seek to work on compliance with Conservancy, including not just Linux and BusyBox, but other projects as well."
The anonymous reader adds: "This news was also discussed in the latest episode
of the Free as in Freedom Oggcast." Update: 05/30 14:20 GMT
by U L:
It may not be entirely clear, but several Linux developers have assigned copyright so that the Conservancy can pursue violations for them.