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Presenting Validos at Openworldforum, Fossbazaar conference

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I presented Validos view to collaborative open source compliance at Fossbazaar conference, an event under Openworldforum, 2 Oct 2009.

All slides are posted on Fossbazaar. My presentation – Validos view on Open Source Compliance –  is there too. Mike Mahemoff took some photos of the session, one of which shows a glimpse of the Validos database summary. He also made a fuller report of the Fossbazaar session.

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October 10, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Recent Court Decision in Paris (referred as Paris GPL case)

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Last week many internet news sources noted a decision by the Appeal Court of Paris (Arstechnica, FSF France). The news was largely around “an important case on GPL license enforceability”. I learnt that it might not be so and decided to look at the decision (Cour d’Appel de Paris, Pôle 5, Chambre 10, no: 294, issued on 16 Septmeber 2009). I do not know any other details of the case, nor have I looked at anything else than the 8 page long decision.

It’s a contract dispute regarding an IT-project. EDU 4 had won a contract (in 2000) and agreed to deliver a software (solution) to AFPA. In a series of many turns the parties presented their latest claims to the appeal court in April 2009. Basically EDU 4 claimed not to have breached  the it-project contract and to be entitled to all payments and AFPA claimed breach of contract and that the vendor was not entitled to any more payments and that early termination of the contract was justified. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 1, 2009 at 3:41 pm

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