Monthly Archives: May 2017

Monthly Archives: May 2017

Artifex Software, Inc. v. Hancom, Inc. – OSS Licenses as Contracts

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On April 25th, the District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order regarding Hancom, Inc.’s (“Hancom”) motion to dismiss the claim from Artifex Software (“Artifex”). In brief, Artifex is the developer of the Ghostscript software that is dual licensed under: (1) a commercial license; or (2)  under GPLv3 (though today Ghostscript is licensed under the AGPL). Hancom used the GPLv3 version of GhostScript but, among other requirements, did not comply with the source code disclosure obligations of GPLv3. …