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[3]: Lower the boom!
by SReilly on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 19:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Lower the boom!"
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2006-12-28

Agreed. I too have often been surprised by whom the community picks as target for they're collective ire and must say that, to begin with, I was happy to hear about the Novell/MS deal. That is, until I started to read about the patent "small print" and consider the implications of that small print.

I still think that interoperability is very important in our, or indeed any, industry but I don't think that it's worth losing one of our greatest strengths, the community, over it.

At the end of the day, and this is something Novell has to realize, the community has done wonders to enhance interoperability without the help of anyone else.

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