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What Microsoft Can and Cannot Do

Aug 30, 2007, 23:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Much of the hottest debate and discussion in the open source community lately has been about one the most proprietary of vendors, Microsoft. As Redmond alters its course and plots its co-existence and next wave of competition with open source, it is running into everything from pushback to open arms to, more recently, a challenge by the Free Software Foundation. The FSF repudiates Microsoft's July 2007 statement declaring its unwillingness to include support for GPLv3-licensed code in its distribution of SUSE Linux, which is part of the Microsoft-Novell collaboration deal struck in November 2006. When released, Microsoft's statement seemed somewhat odd and looked to some like recognition that there may be some issues for Microsoft in this new open source license..."

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