files court case against Iliad in France

As part of the Freebox campaign, in cooperation with the FSF France and the busybox authors, founder Harald Welte has filed a court case against the french telecom company Iliad.

The particular case is about a device called "Freebox", a DSL customer premises equipment which is extensively using various GPL licensed software, including the Linux kernel and netfilter/iptables. However, the demand of the GPL to provide the complete corresponding source code is not fulfilled. Iliad has been informed about this a long time ago, and has decided to actively deny any responsibility to provide the source code.

This marks the first case in which is taking action in a foreign court, following many successful enforcements in German courts over the last couple of years.