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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Sleight of Hand
by segedunum on Wed 4th Apr 2007 20:21 UTC
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We will continue to distribute Linux.

It's not really Linux that is at issue.

Nothing in this new draft of GPL3 inhibits Novell’s ability to include GPL3 technologies

Are you sure about that? I don't see you pointing the relevant clauses in the draft, and then explaining why the Microsoft deal is then OK.

If the final version of the GPL3 does potentially impact the agreement we have with Microsoft, we’ll address that with Microsoft.

I doubt very much whether they'll want to resolve it.

Novell has been and continues to be a strong supporter of free software and open source.

Considering that Microsoft instantly started using this deal to imply that open source software infringes on what they see as their property, that is a pretty unsubstantiated comment.

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