In Defense of The GPL
Nov 27, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
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"The GPL is the most widely used open source license on Earth,
yet it has never been tested in a U.S. courtroom.
"That's not to say that alleged GPL license violations aren't
already hitting the country's judicial system. In fact, the
Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), a pro bono legal firm assisting
open source projects, has filed three different actions concerning
the GPL this year. Two of those lawsuits came just last week.
"The ultimate impact of these actions could well serve to either
spurn or spawn even greater open source adoption, industry