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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glad for Novel
by Gadrel on Fri 3rd Nov 2006 17:34 UTC
Gadrel
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2005-07-06

I think Novel has shown courage and creative thinking in the last few years. It was the right thing for them to do in order to move forward as a company and I hope it works out. I'm looking forward to some of what Mono will bring to the community.

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