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What Microsoft Can and Cannot Do

“Much of the hottest debate and discussion in the open source
community lately has been about one the most proprietary of
vendors, Microsoft. As Redmond alters its course and plots its
co-existence and next wave of competition with open source, it is
running into everything from pushback to open arms to, more
recently, a challenge by the Free Software Foundation. The FSF
repudiates Microsoft’s July 2007 statement declaring its
unwillingness to include support for GPLv3-licensed code in its
distribution of SUSE Linux, which is part of the Microsoft-Novell
collaboration deal struck in November 2006. When released,
Microsoft’s statement seemed somewhat odd and looked to some like
recognition that there may be some issues for Microsoft in this new
open source license…”


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