Thu, Mar. 04, 2004

Fujitsu-Siemens Applies GPL

CK - Washington.   The out-of-court settlement between the netfilter developers and Fujitsu-Siemens provides for the companies' observing the terms of the GNU General Public License after an allegation of violation. Click for the netfilter press release. The settlement is unfortunate in that it avoids a court ruling on the questionable validity of this license. The GNU license has earned much respect for generating interest in open source work but among the many open source licenses it is also the license most likely to cause confusion and concern at the intersection of commercial and open source licensing.


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