Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jul 2007 11:05 UTC, submitted by WillM
Microsoft Microsoft cleared the air July 5 on its obligations to GNU General Public License Version 3 support, declaring it will not provide support or updates for GPLv3 under the deal it penned in November with Novell to administer certificates for the Linux distribution. Microsoft also said July 5 that its agreement with Novell, as well as those with Linux rivals Xandros and Linspire, were unaffected by the release June 29 of GPLv3 by the Free Software Foundation.
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robilad
Member since:
2006-01-02

Like their own operating systems Vista Enterprise/Ultimate edition, that include Services For Unix, that include FSF's GPL-licensed gcc toolchain and other works.

They also sell Novell's SUSE distribution, that includes GPL-licensed code.

See also ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/developr/Interix/sfu35/sources/Interix/gnu

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eMPee584 Member since:
2007-01-29

Well that's not so easy: that code is from 2003 and contains the world-famous clause:

"This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
any later version."

The lawyers will have to sort that out while the code continues being written.
So: Let the IP battles begin!

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