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Netfilter and McHardy. The settlement. The meaning. A description of the case by Dr. Till Jaeger of JBB, lawyer for Netfilter. Exclusive free OpenChain Webinar today at 14:00 UTC (15:00 CET / 19:30 IST / 22:00 CST). Join without registration here:https://zoom.us/j/4377592799
(Basically… we start in 30 minutes)
On Feb 6, 2022, at 19:17, Shane Coughlan <scoughlan@...> wrote:
The OpenChain Bi-Weekly Webinar is quite special this time around. We have Dr. Till Jaeger of the law firm JBB joining us to talk through the recent settlement between the Netfilter Project and Patrick McHardy, a notorious "copyright troll.” If you work includes any aspect of legal activity around open source this is a must-see.
Monday 7th February @ 06:00 PST / 14:00 UTC / 14:00 BST / 15:00 CET / 19:30 IST / 22:00 CST / 23:00 KST + JST
== What is this about? ==
Patrick McHardy, a previous contributor to the Netfilter Project, is estimated to have received settlements from more than 80 companies leveraging cease and desist letter. He is the first “copyright troll” to have emerged in the Linux ecosystem. The Netfilter Project have addressed his actions in a court of law by preventing this individual sending cease and desist letters without a majority vote of active core team members. These terms also apply to previous cease and desist letters.
== What did the project say? ==
Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...>:
"The netfilter project announces a settlement with Patrick McHardy. This settlement is legally binding and it governs any legal enforcement
activities concerning all programs and program libraries published by the netfilter/iptables project on its website  as well as the Linux kernel . Please, see the court order  (in German) and/or the translation of the court order for further details .”