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When Microsoft Met GPLv3

Jul 10, 2007, 12:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

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"I think after reading all this, you can see why the company decided to try to scrape the Novell vouchers off of its shoes like toilet paper stuck to the bottom. But with the vouchers having no expiration dates, I really wonder if what they have done is enough. So when I read Microsoft's statement that it isn't bound by GPLv3, I'd call it hopeful optimism that the changes they've announced will help them retreat from what would inevitably have been a huge GPLv3 impact. I read it as saying, "*Now* we aren't bound, any more, because we stopped doing what we were doing that would have bound us."

"But those pesky vouchers with no expiration date.... the saga is not yet over."

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