Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×
The Courts

Submission + - Legal victory for open source licensing

Internalist writes: "Advocates of open source software have hailed a court ruling protecting its use even though it is given away free. The US federal appeals court "determined that the terms of the Artistic License are enforceable copyright conditions", overturned a lower court decision which claimed that authors whose works violate the Artistic License could only be sued for breach of contract, rather than copyright infringement. Said Stanford Law Professor Larry Lessig, "In non-technical terms, the Court has held that free licences set conditions on the use of copyrighted work. When you violate the condition, the licence disappears, meaning you're simply a copyright infringer." BBC story here."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Legal victory for open source licensing

Comments Filter:

If you are good, you will be assigned all the work. If you are real good, you will get out of it.

Working...