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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RE[2]: GPL software users
by david g on Sat 25th Nov 2006 11:03 UTC in reply to "RE: GPL software users"
david g
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2005-07-08

Just to be clear:

1) My point only addressed users, not developers (or anyone that would distribute the result).
2) I'm not arguing either side of the Ubuntu-Nvidia situation, just making a general observation that might add to the discussion.

"This is the same reason Jörg Schillings cdrecord was thrown out of debian, for violating the GPL"

I'm not familiar with this event, so could you please give some references? Your description doesn't sound like a GPL violation per se, but Debian often adopts a stricter definition of "free". At the very least, Debian isn't going to be very interested in shipping a program they can't reasonably (meaning, consistent with their principles) provide to the user as a whole.

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