Software Freedom Law Center director Eben Moglen isn't as concerned about the Jacobsen v. Katzer decision as Mark Radcliffe seems to be. Former Free Software Foundation general counsel and drafter of GPL v3 Moglen says the ruling isn't that important, according to InfoWorld.
...Moglen pointed out that the case does not necessarily set a precedent for future cases...."I do believe that the use of a more carefully drafted and more industry-tested license will probably help courts and other parties to deal with software in a more informed and accurate way," Moglen said.
And using a more industry tested license is exactly what those behind the software at issue in the case have done, the story says. Plaintiff's attorney Victoria Hall says the JMRI project is switching from the Artistic License to the GNU General Public License:
I think the big advantage [of GPL] is the automatic license revocation that is present in GPL that is not present in Artistic License.
They will also appeal the decision, InfoWorld reports.