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Australian IT: GPL 'flawed', but MS loves open source

Mar 05, 2002, 00:17 (55 Talkback[s])
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"LINUX distributors Red Hat and S.u.S.E are failing the technology industry by giving away software, Microsoft's chief technical officer says.

In a wide-ranging interview, Craig Mundie told The Australian Microsoft "loved open source" but saw no value in the general public license (GPL).

The GPL is commonly used to distribute source code for free. In its most common form, the GPL does not allow developers to charge for any product based on code released under the licence."

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