Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Nov 2006 16:53 UTC, submitted by deanlinkous
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The Software Freedom Law Center's CTO Bradley Kuhn has issued a statement regarding the Novell-Microsoft agreements and how they will impact FOSS developers. They have analyzed in particular Microsoft's Patent Pledge for Non-Compensated Developers and see little value and in fact say it's worse than useless, because it creates an illusion of safety and because it limits severely what that developer is allowed to do with his work."
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My letter to the SFLC
by TaterSalad on Sat 11th Nov 2006 22:29 UTC
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Dear SFLC,

No one is forcing anyone to use any of Microsoft's licenses or patents. Developers will choose what they want to use be it BSD, Creative Commons, GPL, or MIT. I'm sure some research before hand will show if there is a patent on any work being produced. Also SFLC, who do you think you are butting in with your 2 cents? You are no different than anyone else who wrote a commentary on the deal.

I'm not surprised at all that a group that "provide legal representation and other law-related services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software" would be against this deal.

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