Jacobsen v. Katzer – An important legal decision for Open Source

On August 13, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit published its decision in Jacobsen v Katzer. The Court upheld the Artistic License, but also explicitly referred to Creative Commons and other copyleft licenses. Read more about this case in “Saving Open Source” by Michael Swaine in Dr. Dodd’s Journal (November 2008, pp. 16 -17).

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