Fwd: Update on Artifex v. Hancom GNU GPL compliance case

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Fwd: Update on Artifex v. Hancom GNU GPL compliance case

Federico Leva (Nemo)
https://www.fsf.org/blogs/licensing/update-on-artifex-v-hancom-gnu-gpl-compliance-case-1

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Oggetto: Update on Artifex v. Hancom GNU GPL compliance case
Data: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 03:05:18 -0400

[...]

Hancom here made several arguments against the contract claim, but one
is of particular interest. Hancom argued that if any contract claim is
allowed, damages should only be considered prior to the date of their
initial violation. They argued that since the violation terminated their
license, the contract also ended at that point. The judge noted that:

     /the language of the GPL suggests that Defendant’s obligations
     persisted beyond termination of its rights to propagate software
     using Ghostscript ... because the source code or offer of the source
     code is required each time a “covered work” is conveyed, each time
     Defendant distributed a product using Ghostscript there was arguably
     an ensuing obligation to provide or offer to provide the source code./

The judge also found that there was insufficient evidence at this point
to rule on this issue, so we can't read too much into it. [...]

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