Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2007 11:05 UTC, submitted by WillM
Microsoft Microsoft cleared the air July 5 on its obligations to GNU General Public License Version 3 support, declaring it will not provide support or updates for GPLv3 under the deal it penned in November with Novell to administer certificates for the Linux distribution. Microsoft also said July 5 that its agreement with Novell, as well as those with Linux rivals Xandros and Linspire, were unaffected by the release June 29 of GPLv3 by the Free Software Foundation.
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by iskios on Fri 6th Jul 2007 11:28 UTC
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The difference would be in proving to a judge that Microsoft knowingly accepted the terms of the license.

If you buy Windows and find you cannot accept the license, return it. (I think the license should be on the outside of packaging, since most places will not accept opened returns on software) But I think the idea of forcing a company to open source its software or code in this way is tantamount to a tyrannical takeover, and I find it a bit disturbing.

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