New Linux License To Put the Hurt on Microsoft -- Maybe
The Free Software Foundation has released
of the license that governs Linux use and, as expected, it appears
on Microsoft's recent patent-racketeering spree with Linux distributors.
But GPL v3 is no simple document, and it could cause some confusion for vendors
still working under v2 (or deciding whether to take
the FSF's advice
and work with v3). If you're in charge of figuring this
stuff out, good luck...and we hope you have some good lawyers.
Meanwhile, what will Microsoft do about its Linux deals? Is a courtroom battle
royale over patents on the way? Or will Microsoft have to back off? Stay tuned
-- this little saga is far from over.
Posted by Lee Pender on 07/02/2007 at 1:21 PM