A GPL Win in Michigan – DrewTech v. SAE

I was extremely excited when I read the above headline…and then I read the article. It's great to see that the attorney thinks that the “SAE surrendered to the GPL” and I'm certainly glad that the side representing the the GPL came out on top, but the reality is (or so it seems to me) that this was a settlement, not a judge ruling on the case. I'd hesitate to call that a legal win as to my knowledge you can't use someone settling as precedent. The GPL surely will have it's day in court and I'm confident in its ability to stand up to litigious lawyers, but I'd hesitate to call this that day. Remember though, I am not a lawyer – I don't even play one on TV. I could very well be missing something. If I am, let me know.

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