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NewsForge: Enforcing the GPL

May 11, 2006, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"As the Free Software Foundation (FSF) works toward finalizing the next version of the GNU General Public License (GPL), free software developers are still trying to make sure companies are complying with the current version of the GPL.

"Violations of free software licenses are usually handled differently than violations of proprietary software licenses. Developers aren't looking for money or to punish competitors, but simply to enforce compliance with a license that requires reciprocity. Though a few violations have been widely reported, many more are settled quietly..."

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