Appeals Ruling Will Aid Open Source License Control
August 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT
Law360 (August 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- There are so few judicial opinions dealing with open source licenses that any single one is of great interest, but the pro-open source ruling of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Jacobsen v. Katzer, No. 2008-1001 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 13, 2008) easily goes to the top of the charts of this small category.
This is a highly significant opinion that will greatly bolster the efforts of the open source community to control the use of open source software according to the terms set...