[SATLUG] Fw: [Wftl-lug] Open Source Licences Legally Enforceable
tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Fri Aug 15 22:32:59 CDT 2008
On Friday 15 August 2008 09:29:08 am Enrique Sanchez Vela wrote:
> I thought you would find this interesting....
Is this is a spam bot or something?
> --- On Fri, 8/15/08, Marcel Gagne <marcel at marcelgagne.com> wrote:
> > From: Marcel Gagne <marcel at marcelgagne.com>
> > Subject: [Wftl-lug] Open Source Licences Legally Enforceable
> > To: "The WFTL LUG" <wftl-lug at salmar.com>
> > Date: Friday, August 15, 2008, 8:59 AM
> > Good day, everyone.
> > The legal power of open source licencing has won a major
> > victory, upheld by
> > the United States Court of Appeals. I hope you will read
> > the whole thing over
> > at http://tinyurl.com/6yhp7u , but the following quote is
> > particularly
> > interesting:
> > The lower court ultimately ruled that Jacobsen could not
> > sue Katzer and Kamind
> > Associates for copyright violation because the Artistic
> > License is
> > "intentionally broad." The appeals court
> > dismissed that argument in its
> > ruling, and said that open source software developers have
> > the right to
> > dictate the terms under which their products can be used or
> > modified.
> > That's right, folks. The person who wrote the software
> > has the right to
> > decide. Other takes on this story, for those who are
> > interested, include:
> > Groklaw :
> > http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=2008081313212422
> > ZDNet : http://government.zdnet.com/?p=3941
> > BBC News :
> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7561943.stm
> > There are plenty more sources out there, but this gives you
> > a sampling of what
> > will inevitably represent a major sea change in how open
> > source and open
> > source licensing is viewed.
> > Take care out there.
> > --
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