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Alleged Israeli GPL Violation Settled Out of Court

Oct 28, 2008, 12:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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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