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Title    Linux Kernel Patch Maker Says Court Case Was Only Way Out
Date    Sunday February 16 2020, @02:22PM
Author    Fnord666
Topic   
from the no-way-out dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/02/16/0638233

An Anonymous Coward writes:

https://www.itwire.com/open-source/linux-kernel-patch-maker-says-court-case-was-only-way-out.html

The head of security firm Open Source Security, Brad Spengler, says he had little option but to file a lawsuit against open source advocate Bruce Perens, who alleged back in 2017 that security patches issued for the Linux kernel by OSS violated the licence under which the kernel is distributed.

The case ended last week with Perens coming out on the right side of things; after some back and forth, a court doubled down on its earlier decision that OSS must pay Perens' legal costs as awarded in June 2018.

The remainder of the article is an interview with Brad Spengler about the case and the issue.

iTWire contacted Spengler soon after the case ended, as he had promised to speak at length about the issue once all legal issues were done and dusted. Queries submitted by iTWire along with Spengler's answers in full are given below:

Previously:
Court Orders Payment of $259,900.50 to Bruce Perens' Attorneys


Original Submission

Links

  1. "Court Orders Payment of $259,900.50 to Bruce Perens' Attorneys " - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/06/12/0052254
  2. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=39122

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