On October 30, 2007, the parties in the first U.S. lawsuit to enforce the General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) entered into a settlement agreement. In addition to the award of unspecified monetary damages, the Defendant agreed to appoint an Open Source Compliance Officer to rectify previous violations of and ensure future compliance with the GPLv2. Lawsuits for enforcement of the GPLv2 have been rare, but the risk of such lawsuits can be substantially lessened with the implementation of internal compliance measures.