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Groklaw: GPL Freedom Has Limits--Golem.de Interview with Netfilter's Harald Welte

Jun 29, 2004, 03:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"Golem.de has an interview, in German, naturally, with Netfilter developer Harald Welte about the GPL court case in which Netfilter recently won a temporary injunction against Sitecom Germany GmbH, the first court ruling involving the GPL.

"The interview brings us up-to-date on what happened and what comes next. Welte speaks to his hope that the case, and others he is involved with, will educate those thinking of violating the GPL that there are penaties for doing so. The freedoms of the GPL come with requirements too, requirements that will be enforced, in court, if necessary..."

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