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Linux Business Week: GPL Sued For "Software Price Fixing"

May 03, 2005, 12:45 (23 Talkback[s])
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"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the General Public License (GPL), the great enabler of the open source movement, were sued last Thursday for restraint of trade under the Clayton Antitrust Act (15 US Code Section 26) in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

"The pro se suit, filed by physicist, computer programmer and Groklaw gadfly Daniel Wallace, charges that the GPL 'contract licensing scheme' artificially fixes software prices..."

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"I think the Register needs to do an expose of journalists and their errors and poor fact-checking when writing about legal news. Of course, they should start with themselves, and then I propose they take a look at The Collected Works of Maureen O'Gara.

"There is a new specimen today, in which she announces an Indiana lawsuit, brought pro se by Daniel Wallace against the FSF. He would like the GPL outlawed for price fixing or something like that. Ms. O'Gara styles him a 'Groklaw gadfly,' but as usual, she is wrong..."

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