Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2007 21:37 UTC
Novell and Ximian In the wake of last week's ruling that Novell, and not SCO, controls the copyrights covering UNIX, Novell is reassuring Unix users that it has no plans to follow in SCO's footsteps. Given that the company is no longer in the business of selling UNIX, it has no reason to pursue any copyright claims.
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Almafeta
Member since:
2007-02-22

(2) Novell have already issued everyone who wants it a license to use SuSe Linux. It is called the GPL. It is not revokable.

In some countries, perhaps. In most countries I know of (including the US and all the EU nations), the GPL is not a perpetual agreement, and can be ended when either party (owner of license or owner of IP) decides to end it.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Incorrect.

The GPL is irrevocable in USA as well as EU. All countries participating in EU allows for irrevocable licenses.

You cannot REVOKE the GPL license - with ONE exception: If the Person violates the GPL license you can revoke it - but ONLY if the Person is violating the license.

I know you don't understand this as is evident from your postings on wikipedia, but when you allow somebody to use your work _forever_ as long as they follow the license then you cannot revoke the license unless it is broken.

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Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

[When] you allow somebody to use your work _forever_ as long as they follow the license then you cannot revoke the license unless it is broken.


This is very true. And if the GPL was a perpetual license, then that statement would apply.

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