Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jul 2007 18:12 UTC, submitted by deanlinkous
GNU, GPL, Open Source "Now that Microsoft has declared itself untouched by any GPLv3 terms, everyone is trying to figure out if they have a leg to stand on. There is a whole lot of analysis going on, with some wondering if Microsoft is a distributor of software under GPLv3 by means of the voucher distribution and others wondering just what those vouchers included."
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RE[2]: Consider for a moment.
by Googlesaurus on Tue 10th Jul 2007 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Consider for a moment."
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"the point the article makes (and you ignore) is that if / when novell want to start shipping gpl3 covered code MS will no longer be able to provide vouchers that escape the terms of GPL3 with regard to being 'secondarily liable' for propagating GPL3 code."

So.... They stop.

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RE[3]: Consider for a moment.
by borker on Tue 10th Jul 2007 21:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Consider for a moment."
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Pro- or anti- GPL/FSF/Novell/MS the ramifications of a community license changing the behavior of some of the IT sector's largest players at a time when the future of the industry is probably less certain than at any other time in at least the last 10 to 15 years (not just because of this license issue but also from the likes of google, out sourcing / off shoring and a whole mess of other reasons) then I think this issue can probably survive a bit deeper consideration than 'Next'

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