GPL lawsuit in Germany

Joerg Schilling schilling at
Thu Jan 24 22:17:44 UTC 2002

Hi all,

one of my GPL programs is abused by a German company and I am going to sue them 
soon. I like to report from a talk I had with my lawyer today.

He told me that GPL cannot be enforced in Germany.

He said, that to have a valid contract, there is a need that both
parties aggree in the contract which is not the case for the GPL.
So if the abuser tells you that he never aggreed in GPL and that
he _knows_ that is is using th eprogram in an illegal way, this will
help him in the lawsuit.

My questions:

-	Has there been ever a GPL lawsiut?

-	Is FSFeurope willing and able to help me and my lawyer?


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