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Microsoft sabotaging GPL, claims Samba

Mar 11, 2009, 13:33 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Espiner)

"Zink added that the covenants, which also extend to those companies such as Novell which agree to cross-license, "give understanding and certainty to people".

"However, Microsoft's patent moves may damage its standing in the open source community. Allison said that Samba will not trust Microsoft as long as the software company maintains and pursues patent claims against Linux.

""While Microsoft has started to sue companies for using technologies in Linux and other free software then, no, Samba is not going to trust them," wrote Allison. "Trust is a two-way street.""

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