FC: Boston judge to hear first test of GNU license used in MySQL

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Feb 26 2002 - 20:53:51 PST

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    [Mikael Pawlo is an associate at the Swedish law firm Advokatfirman 
    Lindahl. --Declan]
    Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 23:41:29 +0100
    To: declanat_private
    From: Mikael Pawlo <mikaelat_private>
    Subject: Politech - MySQL
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    Things are moving forward in the NuSphere ./. MySQL AB dispute. This is the
    first test in court of the enforceability of the GNU GPL license used by
    many free software developers.
    The preliminary injunction hearing will take place at 2:00 PM on February
    27,2002 at the Federal court house in Boston, Mass.
    On June 15, NuSphere and Progress sued David Axmark personally, Michael
    "Monty" Widenius personally, MySQL AB, TcX DataKonsult AB, and John Doe
    Corporation for breach of contract, tortious interference with third party
    contracts and relationships and unfair competition.
    On July 11, MySQL AB filed a suit for trademark infringement, breach of the
    interim agreement, breach of the GPL license and unfair and deceptive trade
    A lot of questions on this case are answered in this only slightly biased FAQ:
    FSF pressrelease on FSF Lawyer and Board Member Serves as Expert Witness in
    Lawsuit Related to GNU GPL:
    More on free software:
    Best regards
    Mikael Pawlo
       ICQ:35638414                              mailto:mikaelat_private
       +46-704-215825                              http://www.pawlo.com/
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