24th September 2007

First GPL lawsuit a fact?

Nearly all tech savvy users have at least read the name ‘GPL’ once or so when they’ve installed some free (as in free speech, not beer) software, such as OpenOffice.Org or perhaps Foobar. Only few of them actually know what they click to accept though; the GPL license forces you to share the software under exactly the same conditions as you’ve received it in case you decide to redistribute it, that is.

According to a Natrexone Buy Where to buy Xenical misoprostol online Slashdot article, the company Hava, who produce timeshifting solutions for TV didn’t quite read the license either. This isn’t too much new, for instance Linksys did this as well, but decided to give out the source code when threatened with a lawsuit. With Hava this is different; they decided to instead see how far they’ll get at the court – hopefully the GPL license will be shown to be perfectly legal for the first real time!

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