Re: Use GIMP for commercial / business purposes?

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On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 9:21 AM, Daniel Smith <> wrote:
> Have there been lawsuits or fines regarding open source
> cases though? It's funny, for all the times I've heard of for
> example Microsoft or Adobe or whoever being involved in these
> "evaluations" of businesses where they check for licenses etc,
> and massive levies afterward, (whether the stories were real
> or created) I've never heard of any open source lawsuits or snares.
> Just wondering what you meant by "testing your luck."

Yes, the GPL has been tested in many courts. There are a few examples
on the GPL Wikipedia page. Many of the decisions were handed down as
judgments, not just as settlements between parties.

Frank Gore
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