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Old 22-07-2009, 21:13
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I'd love to see more action taken on this. Companies can't be allowed to abuse opensource codebases.
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Old 08-12-2009, 21:45
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I realize this is an old thread, but it kills me to see commercial closed source companies steal so much of Alexei's hard work that he has done over the years. I've been saying for quite some time that Zabbix is better than 99% of the commercial systems available out there.

Alexei, I would strongly recommend that you contact the Free Software Foundation. They have a legal department that will provide you with free legal advice, and will vigorously prosecute GPL violations for you. Most companies usually settle, and the settlement is beneficial because the source code becomes available to all of us.
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Old 08-12-2009, 23:15
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Alexei,

I highly recommend that you contact the Software Freedom Law Center, http://www.softwarefreedom.org/

They will provide you with free legal representation for this issue. I already contacted http://www.gpl-violations.org and they were unable to assist.
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Old 16-12-2009, 09:17
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So? How did this end up?
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Old 16-12-2009, 10:06
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I will prepare and publish more details soon. Sorry, currently we all are busy with post-Zabbix 1.8 activities.
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Old 29-04-2010, 02:54
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I will prepare and publish more details soon. Sorry, currently we all are busy with post-Zabbix 1.8 activities.
Hi Alexei, we are interested to know what the current status is with the FireScope saga? Is the matter resolved? Thank you for a quick update.
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Old 25-11-2011, 02:22
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This topic has been quiet for some time now - does this mean that FireScope wins...? Unfortunate
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Old 26-11-2011, 19:06
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well, i guess they were relying on the fact that a small, technical company far away might be less likely to sue them...
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Old 15-06-2012, 19:53
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Interestingly enough... my boss played in a charity golf event the other day at Poppy Hills golf course... he was randomly paired up with the CIO of Firescope.

So what was the final outcome of this?

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Old 12-07-2012, 22:28
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Default Just got a cease & desist letter from firescope

I contacted Firescope asking for the source a few weeks ago, and just received a cease & desist letter from them.

Strange, all I asked for was the source as required by the GPL.

Their response, ignoring all the legal blurbs, was that:

"Firescope's BSM product under paid for licenses with Zabbix (that Zabbix publicly acknowledged) were completely taken out of the FireScope's BSM product in late 2008 when we could not agree with Zabbix on license arrangements going forward".

I don't know how true this is, since I don't have access to their product.
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