Judge Rules on Ghostscript Case Over Enforceability of Open Source Licenses

In an important win for the open-source community a judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California rules on the enforceability of open source licenses like the GNU GPL. Stemming from an Artifex suit vs Hancom over the latter’s infringement on Ghostscript copyright, this ruling sets a precedent that licenses like the GNU GPL can be treated like legal contracts, and developers can legitimately sue when those contracts are breached.