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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the blob works without the wrapper on other unix platforms

Yeah, but here we distribute them as part of a Linux distro, not just as a random collection of software bits. In this context, they are here with a specific purpose and don't make sense without each other. This purpose (or intent) is what is likely to ultimately count in court.

At any rate, including the NVidia driver on the ISO is certainly not an explicit GPL violation

True, it's more of a grey area - though I tend to see the situation in the darker shades of this color ;-)

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