Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Nov 2006 23:05 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth is trying to entice OpenSUSE developers to join Ubuntu. "Novell's decision to go to great lengths to circumvent the patent framework clearly articulated in the GPL has sent shockwaves through the community. If you are an OpenSUSE developer who is concerned about the long term consequences of this pact, you may be interested in some of the events happening next week as part of the Ubuntu Open Week."
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//I just read the part about binary blobs in Ubuntu 7.04.

That explicitly violates the terms of the GPL.//

Excuse me? What terms exactly?

The video drivers and other "binary blob" components that are being distributed by Ubuntu aren't GPL software.

Having GPL software on your system in no way requires that the systems has only GPL software installed on it.

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