Fri, Oct. 15, 2010

GPL grants Copyright, not Trademark

CK - Washington.   Rights of use in the copyright held by a programmer, not trademark rights are the objects of a GPL open source license, a German court held on September 28, 2010.

Often, the lag time between an oral and written decision is quite long in German courts, but the Düsseldorf court of appeals released its written ruling in the xt:Commerce SP2.1 matter, docket number I-20 U 41/09, quickly.

Numerous commenters discuss the issue in Germany, and ifrOSS has a detailed report on the facts and law, in German.


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