Statement in Support of Software Freedom Conservancy and Christoph Hellwig, GPL Enforcement Lawsuit

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, Christoph Hellwig, with support from the Software Freedom Conservancy, filed suit in Hamburg, Germany against VMware Global, Inc.

"Organizations such as the Software Freedom Conservancy and the Free Software Foundation are doing an outstanding job of resolving difficult cases of noncompliance with the terms of the GNU GPL without going to court. This approach proves successful most of the time, but some companies believe that Free Software developers are not ready to fight for their rights. And in those cases, unfortunately, legal action is the last resort. April supports Christoph and Conservancy." said Frédéric Couchet, April's executive director.