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Old 08-18-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
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LXer: Open source advocates hail court ruling

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Free software advocates are praising a federal appeals ruling that allows greater protection for open source software against copyright infringement. The case concerns a company, Kam Industries, which downloaded open source code for use in a product that programs the chips that control model trains. The code used was written by Robert Jacobsen, who released it under an Artistic License, which requires other people who use it to give credit to the author, identify the original source of the files and describe how the new code has been changed, among other conditions.



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