Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Mar 2009 08:28 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The whole FAT licensing saga between Microsoft and TomTom just got a whole lot more complicated. Microsoft sued TomTom because the satnav maker had not licensed FAT from Microsoft, even though several others have. This left TomTom in a difficult position: not license it, and face legal penalties - license it, and violate the GPL. The second part, however, is up for debate now: the terms under which Microsoft licenses FAT may not violate the GPL at all. Near-instant update: On Slashdot, Bruce Perens and Jeremy Allison have explained that the FAT terms are still a GPL violation. Allison accidentally emailed the journalist who wrote this story with the wrong information.
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RE[5]: GPL - go read it
by Lennie on Sun 15th Mar 2009 13:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: GPL - go read it"
Lennie
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2007-09-22

Are you kidding me ?

LGPL is really very useful.

For example glibc, do you think Oracle would have ported their database-system to Linux if glibc was GPL ?

Actually I think a lot of developers that create libraries actually might relicense there library as LGPL, if the difference is properly explained to them.

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