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Mad Penguin: Novell and GPLv3: Let the Beatings Begin!

Feb 13, 2007, 21:15 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Unless you live in a vacuum, you must've heard the talk about Novell finding itself under the Free Software Foundation's microscope. What's interesting is that it looks like under the current GPLv2 (GPL2) guidelines, Novell hasn't done anything wrong. So, what's all the concern about then? Simple, it's called GPLv3 (GPL3).

"In many respects, I feel for Novell on this one. Even though I believe that the deal with Microsoft regarding patents was little more than corporate covering, the fact remains that Novell did what they felt was needed to keep itself from being litigated into oblivion..."

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