Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jul 2009 09:43 UTC
Microsoft Sometimes, some things are just too good to be true. Earlier this week, Microsoft made a relatively stunning announcement that it would contribute some 20000 lines of code to the Linux kernel, licensed under the GPL. Microsoft isn't particularly fond of either Linux or the GPL, so this was pretty big news. As it turns out, the code drop was brought on by... A GPL violation.
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RE: A Cancer?
by redbeard on Fri 24th Jul 2009 15:02 UTC in reply to "A Cancer?"
redbeard
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2006-03-11

Soooo if I use some MS code to write a driver and then I have to comply with their licensing requirements, I can cry that the MS licensing is a cancer on all software?

It really is simple if you don't want to comply with the GPL requirements don't use any GPL'ed code.

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