Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 16:43 UTC, submitted by mwtomlinson
Novell and Ximian The Free Software Foundation is reviewing Novell's right to sell new versions of Linux operating system software after the open-source community criticized Novell for teaming up with Microsoft. "The community of people wants to do anything they can to interfere with this deal and all deals like it. They have every reason to be deeply concerned that this is the beginning of a significant patent aggression by Microsoft," Eben Moglen, the Foundation's general counsel, said on Friday. Update: The FSF claims this is being hyped.
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RE: GPL is like communism.
by ubit on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 20:58 UTC
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GPL looks great on paper and sounds nice as ideology but in use it stinks big time

Can you expand on that a bit?

Since Novell does sell a GPL-licensed product, I'd say it's doing pretty well considering a few years ago companies like Novell and IBM were all about the proprietary.

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