internetnews.com: GPL Draft Has Microsoft/Novell Deal in Mind
Feb 20, 2007, 17:00 (7 Talkback[s])
"When the the third draft of the General Public License comes
out, look for language that addresses the recent Microsoft-Novell
"Members of the Free Software Foundation, which oversees the
draft change process for the GPL, said a new patent clause is being
inserted in the draft that could effectively thwart future patent
pacts similar to Microsoft's deal with Novell.
"The November agreement between Microsoft and Novell provides
Novell users with a promise from Microsoft not to sue Novell's
Linux customers for alleged Linux patent infringements..."