Sat, Jul. 28, 2007

GPL 2 Enforced

CK - Washington.   One of the major licenses for open-source software caused proprietary VoIP vendor Skype a headache in Munich. Reliable sources in Germany report that the first Munich district court decided against Luxembourg-based Skype on the complaint of GPL enforcer gpl-violations.irg. The currently unpublished decision may be appealed.

Reportedly, Skype incorporated Linux code into a a VoIP telephone made by Spanish manufacturer SMC Networks and failed to provide buyers with a copy of the GPL and sufficient access to the cource code. The plaintiff has had success in enforcing the GPL in Germany. The Munich court appears particularly keen on enforcing licenses.


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