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Yahoo!/ZDNet: German judge puts SuSE Linux on hold

Jan 09, 2002, 00:45 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graeme Wearden, Dietmar Mueller)

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"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..."

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