"I'm getting positively light-headed from so much good news, and
I surely hope you are sitting down if you have any inclination
toward heart flutters, because a court in Germany has just
confirmed the earlier preliminary injunction in the
netfilter/iptables case -- the GPL is valid in Germany. Here is a
reader's translation of a bit of the Heise story:
"'From the reasons of the ruling which as of this Friday are
available in written form it becomes clear that the judges
recognize the GPL as legally effective in general: 'The court
shares the view that under no circumstances the GPL can be regarded
as renouncing the copyright or legal positions based on the
copyright.' Plaintiff, a GPL developer, is entitled to legally
enforce his copyrights on the source code...'"
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