Over at JMRI
, one might notice they're using the Artistic License. One might also notice on their JMRI defense page
that the Artistic License is being attacked along with their organization.
There is more information over at Use Perl;, and more at Slashdot's article on the subject.
Some comments are saying this is a test of the lawyers involved more than anything, but it's interesting that the group failed to get an injunction on someone copying their stuff licensed under the Artistic License against the terms of the license under copyright law.
I'm not a lawyer, and none of my friends who are lawyers happen to be copyright specialists. I was wondering if anyone might know more about exactly is going on with Artistic 2.0, this case, or what effect it might have on perl and the many modules licensed either Artistic or "under the same terms as".