Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 16:43 UTC, submitted by mwtomlinson
Novell and Ximian The Free Software Foundation is reviewing Novell's right to sell new versions of Linux operating system software after the open-source community criticized Novell for teaming up with Microsoft. "The community of people wants to do anything they can to interfere with this deal and all deals like it. They have every reason to be deeply concerned that this is the beginning of a significant patent aggression by Microsoft," Eben Moglen, the Foundation's general counsel, said on Friday. Update: The FSF claims this is being hyped.
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FUD...
by jjezabek on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 17:15 UTC
jjezabek
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2005-08-07

What control does the FSF have over Linux? AFAIK none at all. OK, they can ban Novell from using new versions of GCC, binutils and the rest of the GNU userland tools. But they have absolutely no control over the kernel itself!

BTW - are they planning to change their license to explicitly disallow the use by Novell?

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