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: OK
by npang on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 22:03 UTC
npang
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2006-11-26

As far as I know, the FSF doesn't have any right to Linux as the FSF doesn't have any code in Linux! The FSF has rights to all the GNU software as well as rights to revoke distribution of GNU.

In my opinion, this is yet another vindication of Stallman's issue about the GNU/Linux name. GNU is not Linux software. GNU is an important part of the GNU/Linux distro. Linux is an important part of the GNU/Linux distro.

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