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 WarpKat on Wed 4th Apr 2007 15:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Lower the boom!"
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I don't know if you've been keeping track of recent events, but I initially didn't have a problem with Novell being a mixed source company - I still don't. As a matter of fact, that's what it takes for good projects to come together from closed source and open source camps.

What we take objection with is Novell getting into bed with Redmond with the 'best of intentions' and allowing Microsoft to start with their, "See, we told you open source infringed our IP!"

THAT is what we take objection to. It's like the school bully dating your sister 'with the best of intentions' and then kicking your butt up and down the street as he sees fit while your sister doesn't lift a finger or say a damned thing to stop it.

Novell = puppet.

Novell = SCO.

Novell = the bully's concubine.

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