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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markjensen
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2005-07-26

Isn't attacking Novell and attempting to 'kick them out of the playground' not only juvenile, but actively dangerous to the Linux community?

I suppose one has to weigh the danger to the "Linux community" of fragmentation by supporting the Novell-Microsoft deal. After all, that deal provides legal protection from Microsoft on code from Novell only. Yet, identical code from Red Hat, Ubuntu, or even source code tarballs would not be protected, and subject to the whims of Microsoft and their legal team.

Is there greater benefit in making a cohesive Linux community, rather than one that has to check the download IP address of where you got your code to see if you are protected from Microsoft or not?

I'm not opposed to a non-aggression pact between Microsoft and the Linux community, but I do believe it should be apply to all, not just to one company.

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