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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RE: FSF, please be smart
by pepa on Sun 4th Feb 2007 06:39 UTC in reply to "FSF, please be smart"
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Your suggestion to declare patent amnesty to all GPL software is intriguing, but I have a feeling it won't work legally. Patents are a legal reality (in some jurisdictions!), but I strongly sympathize with the FSF's antipathy against them.

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