(OT) - Major Blow to Copyleft Theory
alexander.terekhov at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 11:34:36 UTC 2008
On Aug 27, 2007 5:38 PM, Lawrence Rosen <lrosen at rosenlaw.com> wrote:
> The Jacobsen v. Katzen case is not a blow to anything other than perhaps (in
> a limited way) the current plaintiff. The parties even admit that the
> software at issue isn't used by either of them any more; in that sense the
> case is moot. That matter should, in my opinion, be left to be resolved in
> district court on its own facts on the remaining causes of action rather
> than be blown up into a dramatic appeal in the Federal Circuit about
> "copyleft" or whether open source licenses are licenses or contracts. Its
> facts don't justify such drama.
Well well well.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
JACOBSEN V KATZER
Exciting "license to the world must be a bare license" case.
I also notice OSI involvement as
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