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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Babi Asu
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2006-02-11

Sorry but you are wrong, I program or driver that links to GPL code makes it GPL but a GPL program or driver linking none GPL code doesn't make it GPL by magic and is legal.

This is a violation of the GPL "Spirit" but not a violation of the GPL license and the spirit ain't nothing but a poor excuse to justify the holes of the GPL license.


I'd rather use not infected by GPL term than violating GPL term. The sympthom of infected by GPL is, too many unnecessary thing to do to keep "infected", and there is no way to get "cured".

Edited 2006-11-25 14:44

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