Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 16:08 UTC, submitted by twickline
GNU, GPL, Open Source Of course the net is buzzing with reactions to the Novell-Microsoft agreement of yesterday. Bruce Perens is very negative about it all: "What aren't they telling you? First, you can be sure that Microsoft's not out to help a competitor. This announcement paves the way for Microsoft to implement significant control over commercial customer's use of Free Software. And it has significant negative implications for Open Source in general." Eben Moglen of the FSF says about the possible GPL issues: "If you make an agreement which requires you to pay a royalty to anybody for the right to distribute GPL software, you may not distribute it under the GPL."
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RE[4]: Tinfoil hats
by brewmastre on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 17:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Tinfoil hats"
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ma_d : "If you make a living on it then it's probably going to have a heightened importance to you."

What are you talking about?! What do you think is going to happen. MS is partnering up with Novell. Novell is just another Linux distro, they don't make or break Linux. So MS might swallow Novell and Suse at the end of the five years, so what! Linux will still live on and so will the GPL. The GPL's biggest threat is this little GPL 2 vs. 3 conflict.

Edited 2006-11-03 17:32

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