Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 17:13 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Novell and Ximian "The Free Software Foundation has published a third draft of the GPL3 license. The FSF had indicated leading up to this draft that it would be addressing some concerns it had with the Novell-Microsoft agreements in the draft. Here's Novell's position on the new draft."
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Patents
by Elektro on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 17:43 UTC
Elektro
Member since:
2006-08-19

All the patent problems can be solved by donating to/support of the respective lobbying organisations, not by licenses, not by agreements.

Software patents are of absolutely no use and its time to knock at the doors in Alexandria or in Munich.

GPLv3 needs another round of review in the field of patents. I would like to get the opinion of respected sources, of the anti-software patents camp.

The FSF needs to understand that it should not control the license and defend its self-interests. This includes these references to the FSF and the GNU project.

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RE: Patents
by ubit on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 18:02 in reply to "Patents"
ubit Member since:
2006-09-08

By making the GPL free of patent trolls (once they distribute and derive from the GPL, like SCO except they claim copyright "methods and processes", not patents) it becomes more attractive to companies.

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RE[2]: Patents
by Elektro on Wed 4th Apr 2007 12:53 in reply to "RE: Patents"
Elektro Member since:
2006-08-19

No, that is not the case. It is an autodafe in the lights of patent problems.

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