Microsoft's Patent Covenants Cause Confusion
Jul 19, 2007, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Eight months, several further patent deals, and a new version
of the GNU General Public License later, and the promise of
simplification for customers is a hollow one.
"In fact, Microsoft's patent covenants have arguably made things
more complicated for Novell, Linspire, and Xandros Linux users--not
least because while the company insists GPLv3 code will not be
covered by its patent agreements with Novell and Linspire, the
covenant with Xandros customers makes no mention of GPLv3..."