gpl

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/www/drupal/drupal-6.19/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc on line 34.
49

German court case confirms validity of the LGPL

http://www.h-online.com

Buhl Data Service GmbH has agreed to pay €15,000 to adhoc dataservice GmbH for using its LGPL-licensed FreeadhocUDF open source library in his business software without observing the LGPL's licensing terms.

Read more »
liquidat's picture
Created by liquidat 1 year 18 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 18 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
26

FSFE calls for an amendment of Slovak Copyright Act

https://blogs.fsfe.org

Free Software Foundation Europe calls for an amendment of the Slovak Copyright Act that would eventually enable Free Software and Creative Commons licenses for Slovak citizens.

Read more »
lozz's picture
Created by lozz 2 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 28 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
20

GPL upheld in Berlin case

http://www.itwire.com

A manufacturer of DSL routers has lost a case against a maker of web-filtering software in a Berlin court. The case revolved around the GNU General Public Licence.

Read more »
lozz's picture
Created by lozz 2 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 36 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
14

Swiss proprietary companies block government open source release

http://www.h-online.com

In 2009, the court's IT department announced it would release the system as open source under the GPLv3. This summer, it was expected that OpenJustitia would be released to allow other courts to make use of it.

Read more »
lozz's picture
Created by lozz 2 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 51 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
15

SUSE and Microsoft renew the Novell deal

http://www.h-online.com

It's never over until the fat lady sings. SUSE finally rejects all pretensions to Free Software loyalty.

Read more »
lozz's picture
Created by lozz 3 years 1 day ago – Made popular 3 years 21 hours ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
22

Unbelievable statements in GPL related case in the Supreme Court of Mauritius

http://laforge.gnumonks.org

[…] So let me phrase this more clearly: Somebody, under oath is stating at the Supreme Court, that GPL-Licensed software (which the Linux kernel definitely is), has no copyright restrictions? And that any derived work is the sole property of whoever created the derivative? What kind of pot are they smoking in Mauritius?

Read more »
akf's picture
Created by akf 3 years 4 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 4 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
15

Red Hat's "obfuscated" kernel source

http://lwn.net

Red Hat is making things harder for downstream by shipping its RHEL 6 kernel source as one big tarball, instead of breaking out the patches, like the upstream does. This is not a simple mistake but a policy and the company will not comment on this change.

Read more »
spanky's picture
Created by spanky 3 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 20 weeks ago
Category: Business   Tags:
11

Software Licensing - Don't Complain If You Don't Like The License

http://madhatter.ca

Article about software licensing, and the right of the programmer and user to choose.

Read more »
The Mad Hatter's picture
Created by The Mad Hatter 3 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 30 weeks ago
Category: Philosophy   Tags:
16

Could Free Software Exist Without Copyright?

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

GNU GPL actually *depends* on copyright, an intellectual monopoly, in order to spread intellectual freedom. Moreover, it seems to doom free software into a kind of symbiosis with copyright, forcing it to remain a supporter of that monopoly, since without it, the approach used to make the GPL so powerful would not work.

Read more »
JRepin's picture
Created by JRepin 3 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 37 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
22

VLC developer takes a stand against DRM enforcement in Apple's App Store

http://www.fsf.org

Rémi Denis-Courmont is one of the primary developers of the VLC media player, which is free software and distributed under the GPL. Earlier this week, he wrote to Apple to complain that his work was being distributed through their App Store, under terms that contradict the GPL's conditions and prohibit users from sharing the program.

Read more »
akf's picture
Created by akf 3 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 38 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
19

HTC Willfully Violates the GPL in T-Mobile's New G2 Android Phone

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com

"HTC will normally publish this within 90 to 120 days. This time frame is within the requirements of the open source community."

Read more »
lozz's picture
Created by lozz 3 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 40 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
24

Apple is Still Attacking GNU Linux and the GPL

http://techrights.org

Apple is said to be "blocking contributions to GCC" (which is GPL-licensed unlike LLVM and Clang); antitrust pressure on Apple causes change

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 3 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 44 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags:
20

Biometric Hardware with Linux and GPL violations

http://linuxmadeasy.blogspot.com

Recently at work we installed a biometric access control system. I was not in charge of this buy, but I tried the Windows software that is responsible for data handling and connects to biometric terminals. Today, we were doing a few more work in our office, and drilling a hole to basement, the worker made bullseye on power cable for biometrics terminals.

Read more »
BillKiller's picture
Created by BillKiller 3 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 44 weeks ago
Category: Industry   Tags:
26

More GPL enforcement work again.. and a very surreal but important case

http://laforge.gnumonks.org

Right now I'm facing what I'd consider the most outrageous case that I've been involved so far: A manufacturer of Linux-based embedded devices (no, I will not name the company) really has the guts to go in front of court and sue another company for modifying the firmware on those devices. More specifically, the only modifications to program code are on the GPL licensed parts of the software.

Read more »
keyboardninja's picture
Created by keyboardninja 3 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 44 weeks ago
Category: Legal   Tags:
25

Divide and Conquer: How Microsoft Fractures Free and Open Source Software, GNU/Linux

http://techrights.org

Latest examples of Microsoft's strategy, wherein it sends out affiliates to pretend to be FOSS people and then promote software patent deals, separation between Open Source and Free software, departure from the GPL, promotion of "open" core (proprietary) as "Open Source", and demotion of free/libre platforms like GNU/Linux along with free suites/formats like ODF

Read more »
komrad's picture
Created by komrad 3 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 45 weeks ago
Category: Opposition   Tags: