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Alleged Israeli GPL Violation Settled Out of Court

Oct 28, 2008, 12:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"As reported earlier on Linux.com, the case began in early 2006 when Alexander Rabinovitch, CEO of International Chess University (IchessU) approached Alexander Maryanovsky, the developer of Jin, a Java-based chess client, about writing a chess client and server for IchessU. When Maryanovsky declined, IchessU produced its own software, which Maryanovsky described as "95% my code and 5% theirs."

"When Maryanovsky's attempts to discuss the matter in person with Rabinovitch were refused, he retained Jonathan J. Klinger, an Israeli attorney with a familiarity with free and open source licenses and a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation."

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