"Open-source programmer Harald Welte said Thursday he won a
civil court case in Germany centered on the General Public License
(GPL). The license governs many open-source projects and permits
anyone to use software covered by it, but requires that companies
incorporating GPL software make the underlying source code
"Welte has had smaller legal successes when trying to force
companies using GPL software to comply with its terms, but this is
the first outright lawsuit victory, he said on his blog..."