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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RE[3]: Lower the boom!
by lemur2 on Wed 4th Apr 2007 03:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Lower the boom!"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

{I've been observing the OSS community for 11 years. And I must say that I was puzzled by the community's initial positive response to Novell. Novell proudly proclaimed themselves as a "mixed source" company, and the the community seemed to feel that was just fine. }

I don't have any problem at all with the notion of "mixed source". As far as I am concerned, the more people writing applications for Linux, open or closed, the better.

The only thing that Novell got wrong was to be subverted by a notion that "you have to get your open source from us".

Supplying closed source is not wrong in any way. Trying to commandeer/appropriate/usurp/seize open source (that does not belong to Novell or to Microsoft) is dead wrong, in every way.

Edited 2007-04-04 03:21

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