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Re: Jacobsen v. Katzer settled


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Jacobsen v. Katzer settled
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 12:25:40 +0100

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> 
> RJack wrote:
> >
> > Hyman Rosen wrote:
> > >
> > > So, it's a complete victory for Jacobsen, including a payment of
> > > $100,000 from Katzer.
> >
> > For one wrongly decided non-precedential case:
> >
> > "The freedom of the district courts to follow the guidance of their
> > particular circuits in all but the substantive law fields assigned
> > exclusively to this court [patents] is recognized in the foregoing
> > opinions and in this case."; ATARI, INC., v. JS & A GROUP, INC., 747
> > F.2d 1422, 223 USPQ 1074 (Fed. Cir. 1984) (en banc)
> 
> Man oh man, look at this:
> 
> http://jmri.sourceforge.net/k/docket/cafc-pi-2/CaseDetailsScreen.html
> 
> "Entry 44 :  9/11/2009 :  Letter sent to Victoria K. Hall in response to
> letter requesting assignment of this case to same merits panel that
> decided the case when it was first here on appeal. This court's usual
> case assignment procedure is set forth in IOP 3(1). By: Clerk.  .
> SERVICE : by Court on 9/11/2009"
> 
> No wonder Katzer decided to pay shitty Victoria 100K just to keep her
> away from him.
> 
> In the meantime, freetrads are celebrating in the blogosphere:
> 
> http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=201002190850472
> ("A Big Victory for F/OSS: Jacobsen v. Katzer is Settled")
> 
> "With the case now settled, there can be no further appeals - meaning
> that the rulings of the District and Appeals courts are now binding in
> their circuit.  Although federal courts in other circuits will not be
> bound this court's decision, the California circuit is well respected,
> and other federal judges nationwide will be influenced by its legal
> conclusions.  As a result, the results of the Jacobsen v. Katzer could
> evenutally become the law of the land. "
> 
> http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog/?p=405
> ("Jacobsen and FOSS Community Win Big in Jacobsen v. Katzer Settlement")
> 
> http://ostatic.com/blog/the-model-train-software-brouhaha-ends-open-source-wins
> ("The Model Train Software Brouhaha Ends: Open Source Wins")
> 
> "with the settlement between Jacobsen and Katzer, the final shoe has
> dropped, with a precedent set that will help defend open source licenses
> in the future."

It's unbelievable: now it's not a settlement but rather FINAL JUDGEMENT
in A COURT OF LAST RESORT! 

http://futurezone.orf.at/stories/1639811/
("US-Gericht stärkt Position Freier Software")

"Wie der US-Patentanwalt und Open-Source-Unterstützer Andy Updegrove am
Freitag berichtete, wurde vor einem US-Gericht ein Urteil im Fall
Jacobson vs. Katzer gefällt, womit die Rechte von Entwicklern Freier und
Offener Software (FOSS) gestärkt werden."

ROFL!!!

regards,
alexander.

P.S. "I'm insufficiently motivated to go set up a GNU/Linux system 
so that I can do the builds."

Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

P.P.S. "Of course correlation implies causation! Without this 
fundamental principle, no science would ever make any progress."

Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> The Silliest GPL 'Advocate'

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