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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RE[2]: Old time logic
by Dudesdad on Sat 11th Nov 2006 23:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Old time logic"
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Thank you for offering the other side of the matter.

More Old time logic: Water and Oil don't mix.

Keep MS and FOSS separate.

As for being a snake the GPL comes right out and says what to expect when you use GPL protected code. Their provisions are made known from the get-go.

Microsoft on the other hand portrays itself as being the keeper of all that is good worthy of installing on your machine, while killing anything they can't control or commandeer and pass off as their own.

How many companies have been consumed or destroyed by MS after becoming a "partner"?

I became a Linux user as a hobby. But after watching this crap that has gone on for years I have become a Linux and BSD Zealot.

Now I have made up some New Time Logic: MS? No good will come of it.

Viva La Freedom.

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