When Microsoft Met GPLv3
Jul 10, 2007, 12:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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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
"But those pesky vouchers with no expiration date.... the saga
is not yet over."