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CNET News: German GPL Defender Claims Legal Victory

Sep 08, 2006, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"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 available.

"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..."

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