Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 17:13 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Novell and Ximian "The Free Software Foundation has published a third draft of the GPL3 license. The FSF had indicated leading up to this draft that it would be addressing some concerns it had with the Novell-Microsoft agreements in the draft. Here's Novell's position on the new draft."
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RE: Reading carefully,
by Jamie on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 18:16 UTC in reply to "Reading carefully, "
Jamie
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2005-07-06

The grandfather clause (or get out of jail card for Novell) is in brackets and is therefore subject to review. If there is enough negative feedback about it then that clause will be removed.

So it will be up to the community to decide its fate...

Personally I would vote against it just to send Steve Ballmer a big "F off and die" message rather than indulge in petty revenge on a misguided Novell.

And I cant stress the importance of the GPL3 enough as its the only defence we have against MS who will try and screw open source any which way it can.

Edited 2007-04-03 18:18

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