Forwarding for those interested in intellectual property law. I'm nowhere near 
being an expert on this subject, but this case seems interesting for those of 
us who work with materials which are licensed under the GPL.
-------- Original message --------From: "Federico Leva (Nemo)" 
<> Date: 8/1/17  6:54 AM  (GMT-08:00) To: Wikimedia 
developers <> Subject: [Wikitech-l] Fwd: US court 
declares GPL is a contract :


In a strong declaration that online open source licences are contracts, 
the court declares:

    “Defendant contends that Plaintiff’s reliance on the unsigned GNU
    GPL fails to plausibly demonstrate mutual assent, that is, the
    existence of a contract. Not so. The GNU GPL, which is attached to
    the complaint, provides that the Ghostscript user agrees to its
    terms if the user does not obtain a commercial license. Plaintiff
    alleges that Defendant used Ghostscript, did not obtain a commercial
    license, and represented publicly that its use of Ghostscript was
    licensed under the GNL GPU. These allegations sufficiently plead the
    existence of a contract.”

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