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Fellowship of FSFE: What Should GPLv3 Do About MS and Novell?

Nov 11, 2006, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by CiarĂ¡n O'Riordan)

"While the deal is being analysed for GPLv2 compliance, it's a useful example of a more general case worth thinking of regarding GPLv3.

"The problem to be considered is: what if company A distributes some GPL'd software, and company B announces that they will not sue customers of company A. This creates a situation where some users are safe from patent litigation, and some are in danger--and company A now has an interest in sustaining or maximising that danger..."

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