"M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" wrote: "As far as I know, *none* of the "open source" licenses have *ever* been tested in a court of law. So the so-called "rights" one has when one "uses" the GPL, either by granting it or accepting it, may not in fact exist." The BSD license has certainly been tested in Court. It stood up to AT&T, USL Novell. It has stood up to others: http://sco.tuxrocks.com/?Case=USL http://sco.tuxrocks.com/?Case=UCRegents The GPL has also been tested: GPL tested in German court: http://news.com.com/2100-7344-5198117.html GPL tested in Michigan Court http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/33223/ Most of the time GPL cases don't make to Court because the infringing side has given up after consulting attorneys. They usually settle long before the case gets to Court. Sean L.
on 2005-11-17 16:35