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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 9:17 pm 
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http://laforge.gnumonks.org/weblog/2008 ... chen-skype

Harald Welte wrote:
Tomorrow at 10:30am at the Oberlandesgericht Muenchen (higher regional court of Munich) there will be an oral hearing in the "Welte vs. Skype Technologies SA" case. The hearing is to be held in room E.06.

This case is about a GPL violation of Skype, related to their sales of Wifi Skype phones based on the Linux operating system kernel.

I'm fighting as part of the gpl-violations.org project in enforcing the GPL against Skype since February 2007. Initially Skype didn't respond, we then applied for a preliminary injunction. That injunction was granted by the court in June 2007, but Skype chose to file an appeals case against it.

The court hearing tomorrow is exactly to debate about this appeal.

Interestingly, Skype is arguing against the validity of the GPL as a whole, asserting that it is violating anti-trust regulation and similarly strange claims.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_Welte


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Is it true that the Asus Eee ships with Skype installed? That is, of course, before reformatting and installing BLAGHEAD... ;^)


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extraspecialbitter wrote:
Is it true that the Asus Eee ships with Skype installed? That is, of course, before reformatting and installing BLAGHEAD... ;^)


Yes, I believe it has skype, flash, and a few other things (?).


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thanks for the heads up
I will be more vigilant in using skype now


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I wish there was a great opensource alternative, but there isn't


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DasFox wrote:
I wish there was a great Free software alternative, but there isn't


Fixed. :)


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