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Action on Technology Policy: Protest the Microsoft-Novell Patent Agreement

Nov 23, 2006, 15:00 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Perens)

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"To Mr. Hovsepian,

"The Open Source community would find little to criticize in your agreement with Microsoft, had it remained a strictly financial and technical agreement. As the agreement stands today, it betrays the authors of the software you re-market and their users worldwide for Novell's sole commercial benefit.

"The covenant of the GPL is that in the face of a software patent aggressor we must all hang together, lest we each hang separately. Novell accepted that covenant when you chose to include the Linux kernel, the GNU C library, and hundreds of additional works created at no charge to Novell by individuals in the Free Software community and licensed under the GPL..."

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