[PD] Percolate

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Mon Mar 12 04:57:10 CET 2007

On Mar 11, 2007, at 12:19 PM, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hallo,
> Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> On Mar 8, 2007, at 6:27 PM, David Powers wrote:
>>> Not to mention, that the GPL has never been rigorously tested in a
>>> court of law. At least in the United States, such matters are in
>>> something of a legal limbo, until the courts set precedents.
>> While this is technically true, it's not really meaningful that no
>> one has gone to court over the GPL.
> At least here in Germany the GPL *was* tested successfully in court
> last year:
> http://gpl-violations.org/news/20060922-dlink-judgement_frankfurt.html

Yeah, I just saw that.  D-Link was silly enough to take it to court.   
Looks like they not only lost the case in court, but also had to pay  
for all the legal expenses for both sides.  It also sounds like the  
the GPL people would have gotten damages too if they had requested it.


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