November 15th, 2006 by Adam
In a surprising coincidence, only 3 days after I wrote a previous article regarding a lawsuit against the creators of free software, the FSFE (Free Software Foundation Europe) have launched a “Freedom Task Force” aimed at providing legal advice and protection to the creators of free software. Interestingly, the project is being led by Shane Coughlan – the lead developer of the Mobility Project, which I’m personally involved in. The full story can be found at The Register but I think you’ll agree that this is an extremely welcome step forward in software development as it offers free legal protection to developers with regard to GPL violations. It also may provide help to part-time developers who may be threatened into submission by legally questionable claims of DMCA violations etc.