Fellowship of FSFE: What Should GPLv3 Do About MS and Novell?

“While the deal is being analysed for GPLv2 compliance, it’s a
useful example of a more general case worth thinking of regarding

“The problem to be considered is: what if company A distributes
some GPL’d software, and company B announces that they will not sue
customers of company A. This creates a situation where some users
are safe from patent litigation, and some are in danger–and
company A now has an interest in sustaining or maximising that

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