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[4]: GPL software users
by progster on Sat 25th Nov 2006 13:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: GPL software users"
progster
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2005-07-27

>Distributing a GPL product which requires an non GPL tool to build, which is not a standard system tool usually distributed with operating systems is a GPL violation.

No it isn't even the FSF doesn't say this, though they do recommend to find another solution

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/java-trap.html

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