For uninitiated, Nginx was originally developed by Igor Sysoev while he worked for Rambler. The contest dates back to 2004 and Rambler believes that Nginx _belongs_ to them since Igor worked on it during his work in Rambler.
Some people suggest that sudden "revisit" of a case from 2004 is somehow linked to FSB.
It goes like this:
Ramblers side claims what I already mentioned: Nginx belongs to them because Sysoev worked in Rambler when he created Nginx.
Sysoev's side, on the other hand, claims that according to Russian Law, something could belong to a company only and only if it was done on specific request under employment contract or commisioned as a direct contracted work. Neither of those are the case here, according to Igor, so he insists he should retain the rights to software.
Spread the message. Draw attention. Currently, news are making rounds in Russian internet sphere, but for a project of this size this is NOT enough.
Considering the toxic legal environment in Russia, any kind of attention might draw in much needed support.
@Deiru the guy will almost certainly try and get the license changed on nginx. If this effort fails we can all say goodbye to what could be considered one of the best open source servers out there
@namwen The problem is not in the license. Rambler belives it's their IP, therefore any licensing done is also illegal, since it's not a "rightful owner" that installed the license.
@Deiru oh god, that's even worse. Are the FSF aware of this?
@namwen No idea, this is literally today's news.
@namwen I feel like the main battle is going to happen in court, with Nginx using the claim I already mentioned to try and prove that it doesn't belong to Rambler.
@blobyoumu I disclosed my name several times and even joked about it's meaning, lmao.