They're involved in the distribution
Posted Jul 6, 2007 15:09 UTC (Fri) by moltonel
In reply to: They're involved in the distribution
Parent article: Microsoft's proclamation on GPLv3
In an eweek article, they have a quote from "Bruce Lowry, a Novell
spokesperson" saying "Customers who have already received SUSE Linux
Enterprise certificates from Microsoft are not affected in any way by
this, since their certificates were fully delivered and redeemed prior to
the publication of the GPLv3".
So it sounds like Microsoft does not plan to be "distributing" GPL code in
this manner anymore, and that what has allready been distributed is
protected the the GPL's grandfather clause.
Well, that may not be a huge victory (Did anybody expect Microsoft to
sudenly give up on its patents or start GPL'ing his code because of GPLv3
and the Novel deal ?), but it's something. It'll be interesting to watch
the GPLv3 / Novell deal interpretation match in the next few weeks.
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