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Institut für Rechtsfragen der Freien und Open Source Software, abbreviated to ifrOSS, (English: Institute for legal issues regarding free and open source software) is a German organisation that provides legal services for free software.

ifrOSS co-founder Till Jaeger was the legal representation in the first court case to lead to a court ruling on the enforceability of the GNU General Public License (the primary licence for free software projects). The German court ruled that the GNU GPL was indeed enforceable.[1]

The main people involved in ifrOSS are Till Jaeger, Axel Metzger, Olaf Koglin, Julia Küng, Till Kreutzer.[2]

External links

  • ifrOSS homepage
  • Die GPL kommentiert und erklaert, a book "The GPL commented and explained"


  1. ^ "GPL prevails in German court". District Court in Frankfurt-on-the-Main has for the first time confirmed the validity of the GNU General Public License (GPL) 
  2. ^ " - Personen". 
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