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Apr 03, 2007, 16:30 (11 Talkback[s])
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"There is already a lot of discussion about the section 11 brackets, and how they deal directly with the Microsoft-Novell partnership. Is this the big ticket item to take away from the draft?

"Jeff Seul: The big thing does seem to be the Novell-Microsoft deal [in section 11]. And that's not just media noise, because the FSF also issued a long explanatory document with it that said as much. Even [FSF general counsel] Eben Moglen has said as much in the past to the press. But I honestly don't know what those brackets are really supposed to mean. Obviously, this ever-changing draft was previously vetted by many people before [its release Wednesday]. One can only speculate, but likely what this means is 'this is something we are considering.' Sounds like the question the FSF is putting to the community is 'Do you want us to grandfather this deal or not...?'"

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