Yahoo!/ZDNet: German judge puts SuSE Linux on hold
Jan 09, 2002, 00:45 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graeme Wearden, Dietmar Mueller)
[ Thanks to Haisam Ido
for this link. ]
"A judge ordered SuSE to halt new software distribution
in Germany because of a copyright infringement claim over a program
called Krayon, which is bundled on SuSE Linux CDs.
...Gravenreuth told ZDNet Germany that the court case focused on
one program contained on the Suse Linux CDs. Neither Gravenreuth
nor Egle would disclose what this program is, or who the plaintiff
is. Negotiations are currently underway, and both parties hope to
achieve an agreement within the next few days.
A SuSE spokesperson in the UK explained that the case, brought
by a plaintiff who is believed to hold the copyright on a program
called Crayon, concerns potential copyright infringement by a
program called Krayon, which is bundled on the CDs. She added that
the injunction will only stop distribution in Germany..."