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The GPLv3 in Plain English – The Parts Microsoft Worries About

Mar 31, 2010, 13:33 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Awhile back I read the small print about Microsoft’s Moonlight software distribution. It specifically mentions the stuff they don’t like about the GPLv3. Interesting. Let’s see what they are worried about.

"“Any other license or contract that includes terms similar to the terms in paragraphs 6 or 7 of Section 11 of the GNU General Public License version 3.

"How bad could it be? Now, I’m not a lawyer. But when I read the sections they don’t like … it’s littered with phrases like “propagate by procuring conveyance” which sounds something like this in my head: “blabbity unicorns blah and cucumbers might take blah over dick tracy the world hurmph.” What exactly does Paragraphs 6 or 7 of Section 11 of the GPLv3 say? Here’s the block of unreadable text in its’ entirety:"

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