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LWN: An Injunction Against Fortinet for GPL Violations

Apr 14, 2005, 15:15 (3 Talkback[s])

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"The project has uncovered violations by Fortinet UK Ltd., the UK subsidiary of Fortinet Inc., of the GNU General Public License (GPL). According to, Fortinet used GPL software in certain products and then used cryptographic techniques to conceal that usage.

"As a result of this violation, the Munich district court has granted a preliminary injunction against Fortinet Ltd., banning them from further distribution of their products until they are in compliance with the GNU GPL conditions..."

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