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FOSS Dev Gets Damages in Precedent-Setting Model Train Case

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – After nearly four years of legal battle, a case involving the unauthorized use of open source software last week came to a final conclusion that affirms the legal right of open source developers to collect damages when their code is used improperly. The case of Jacobsen v. Katzer dates back to 2006, when Robert Jacobsen, a developer at Java Model Railroad Interface, claimed that Kamind Associates' Matthew Katzer had used part of his open source code in another product without giving credit. Such attribution was required in the Artistic License under which the software was covered. (General)