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Microsoft Loves GPLv3...Not!

Despite its detente with Novell, Xandros and Linspire, the open source community is giving Microsoft no quarter. The latest open source license, GPLv3, specifies that future deals between Microsoft and open source software makers will be in violation of the new license.

Is it any wonder, then, that Microsoft wants nothing to do with GPLv3?

The trick is that Novell fully supports GPLv3, and Microsoft had pledged to support Novell. Now Novell and Microsoft must work out how to support mutual customers with a license that Microsoft so soundly rejects.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/09/2007 at 1:15 PM


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