the effect of the GPLv3 license on Microsoft and Novell.
"The new license, if accepted, could isolate Microsoft, as well as Novell, from the rest of the open-source community.
What it means it that Novell and Microsoft would have to stay with the GPLv2 license since it would be in violation of the GPLv3 licenseand the duo would not be able to take advantage of new developments made under GPLv3.
Microsoft reacted to the proposal with concern. It is unfortunate that the FSF is attempting to use the GPLv3 to prevent future collaboration among industry leaders to benefit customers, said Horacio Gutierrez, Microsofts vice president of intellectual property and licensing, in an email.
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