For those not following the soapie … Apple launched its iPhone … Cisco sued over trademark … the GPL (general public license) Violations Project threatened Cisco over non-compliance to the GNU GPL … 


Now Cisco, in a seeming attempt to get its ducks in a row before litigation proceeds, has admitted it did violate its open source licence with the WIP300 iPhone – but it's fixing the problem.
John Earnhardt, senior manager of global media operations for Cisco, says: "Last week, an open-source software researcher, Armijn Hemel, a consultant with Loohuis Consulting, alerted some bloggers and other media about one of our iPhone models (WIP300) not being compliant with the GNU general public license. Cisco has thoroughly investigated the information Mr Hemel brought to our attention related to the Cisco iPhone WIP300 model as reported. Based on our investigation, Cisco is taking steps to resolve a single issue raised regarding this product's compliance with the GNU general public license …
"Cisco has thoroughly investigated the other issues raised and verified the product's compliance with the GPL," Earnhardt adds.