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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
PostgreSQL 9.3 beta: Federated databases and more
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That was to be expected. As the FSF itself says, the GPL is a simple
copyright license. Microsoft does not nothing that copyright laws require
permission for, therefore, is no party in the GPL.
Microsoft's proclamation on GPLv3
Posted Jul 6, 2007 19:35 UTC (Fri) by dmarti (subscriber, #11625)
Posted Jul 6, 2007 19:43 UTC (Fri) by dmantione (guest, #4640)
Posted Jul 6, 2007 20:40 UTC (Fri) by kripkenstein (subscriber, #43281)
It isn't very simple: There is 'making them public', and there is 'facilitating copyright circumvention', such as hosting a site with links, and so forth. It isn't obviously clear how the law will fall on this matter. Fact is, Microsoft are doing more than facilitating distribution; they are initiating it (giving out coupons).
The fact that Microsoft is saying that the coupons are no longer useful for GPL3 code should indicate to us that Microsoft takes this matter very seriously, which means that the FSF might be right.
Time will tell.
Posted Jul 6, 2007 20:53 UTC (Fri) by hingo (guest, #14792)
Posted Jul 9, 2007 15:40 UTC (Mon) by dark (subscriber, #8483)
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