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Microsoft's Patent Covenants Cause Confusion

Jul 19, 2007, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"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..."

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