Legal Victory for the GPL

The license behind Linux and other open source projects has never faced a determined legal attack, and although it purports to give real teeth to developers’ wishes, there’s been fear that a committed enemy may one day attempt to challenge its legal footing. Recently, the Software Freedom Law Center sued Verizon for copyright infringement related to a GPL violation. This week, Verizon opted to settle out of court. This victory gives the GPL some needed legal momentum that may fend off future challenges.

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