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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dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

All versions of the GPL prevents changing the license for those who have already received the software under the GPL and it clearly states so.

You are EITHER spreading lies right now OR spreading bullshit because you don't know better.

The GPL has always prevented changing the license for those who have acquired the software under the GPL.

It is a perpetual license and it clearly states so.

BTW: Microsoft can only change the license at any given time because the license agreement says so. If the license agreement did not clearly state Microsoft has the right to change the license at any given momemt, then Microsoft would not have such a right. Microsoft is in its EULA reserving the right to change the license at any given time. However, the GPL does not allow for such a thing. It is perpetual just like the GNU Free Documentation License which Wikipedia is using.

Your legal understanding is embarrassingly flawed.

Edited 2007-08-17 08:22 UTC

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