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Linux.com: Linux.com's Coverage Becomes Part of Arguments in Israeli GPL Case

Dec 08, 2006, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

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"Linux.com's previous coverage of an alleged violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL) by IChessu in Israel has become part of the legal arguments in the case. Just what part, however, depends on who is talking. According to Alexander Maryanovsky, who filed the case, Linux.com's coverage has become the means of moving the case forward. By contrast, lawyers for the defendants discount its relevance.

"The case was brought against IChessu and its CEO Alexander Rabinovitch by Alexander Maryanovsky, the developer of Jin, a Java-based chess client. According to Maryanovsky, the defendants developed their own client from Jin, but have violated the GPL in a number of ways, including releasing their version under a restrictive EULA, failing to release derivative works under the GPL, and neglecting to preserve copyright..."

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