Microsoft's proclamation on GPLv3
Posted Jul 6, 2007 15:54 UTC (Fri) by danieldk
Parent article: Microsoft's proclamation on GPLv3
Even if Microsoft is not bound by the GPLv3 if it is proven that Microsoft is not a distributor of GPLv3-ed software, it will block new patent deals with Linux distributors. Effectively, this means the end of the Microsoft tax scheme they seemed to want to build. Now, their only route to royalty fees is patent litigation. Which is tricky for them, because it allows for patent busting, working around patents, as well as OIN retaliation.
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