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GPL enforcement action in Hellwig v. VMware dismissed, with an appeal expected

Aug 12, 2016, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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A decision in the GPL enforcement case in Germany between Christoph Hellwig (supported by the Software Freedom Conservancy) and VMware recently became public. The court dismissed the case after concluding that Hellwig failed to identify in the VMware product the specific lines of code for which he owned copyright. The GPL interpretation question was not addressed. Hellwig has indicated that he will appeal the court's decision.

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