Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Nov 2006 22:50 UTC, submitted by anonymous
GNU, GPL, Open Source It got little notice at the time, but Richard Stallman, the leader of the FSF, said at the fifth international GPLv3 conference in Tokyo on Nov. 21 that the Novell/Microsoft patent agreement is not in violation of the GPL version 2. Stallman said, according to a transcript published by the FSF Europe, "What has happened is, Microsoft has not given Novell a patent license, and thus, section 7 of GPL version 2 does not come into play. Instead, Microsoft offered a patent license that is rather limited to Novell's customers alone."
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by marafaka on Thu 30th Nov 2006 10:54 UTC
marafaka
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2006-01-03

The title on the front page is wrong, it should say 'Novell/Microsoft patent deal doesn't violate GPL.... yet'. Please show some respect, with this attitude you're only raising suspicions.

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