Friday, August 15, 2008

Ruling Is a Victory for Supporters of Free Software - NYTimes.com

A bit of a paradox, perhaps

A legal dispute involving model railroad hobbyists has resulted in a major courtroom victory for the free software movement also known as open-source software.

In a ruling Wednesday, the federal appeals court in Washington said that just because a software programmer gave his work away did not mean it could not be protected.

Ruling Is a Victory for Supporters of Free Software - NYTimes.com

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