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

“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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