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[ossig] Wallace v. FSF - Wallace Loses (and GPL ruled to encourage freecompetition)



As per /., the GPL went to court wrt the price fixing case[1] and the
judge ruled that:

"[T]he GPL encourages, rather than discourages, free competition and the
distribution of computer operating systems, the benefits of which
directly pass to consumers. These benefits include lower prices, better
access and more innovation."

[1] http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20060320201540127

So we now have GPL, the most popular FOSS license, validated yet again,
in a US court (previously, it was validated in a German court). This is
great news! :-)

Ditesh


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