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: Lower the boom!
by SReilly on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 18:33 UTC in reply to "Lower the boom!"
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I would love to see how Novell would react to that particular rug being yanked out from under them, although I could see MS using it in they're PR war as a reason for any "sane" CTO to not consider Linux.

I still think that Novell didn't get into this deal for any bad reasons but that alone does not excuse the damage that has been done to the image of other distros.

Novell can say what they like. As far as I am concerned, until they get out of this deal with MS, they're word holds very little meaning to me and I'm willing to bet that many in the community will take a long time to forgive, even if they do.

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