Microsoft Promises Not to Sue Over GPLv2 Compliance Issues
Mar 21, 2018, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Hall)
This process for dealing with compliance issues is already hardwired into GPLv3 which was released in 2007, but Linux and other major projects continue to use GPLv2 which has no built-in provisions for dealing with such problems. It's also an approach that's long been advocated by the Free Software Foundation, the Open Source Initiative, and other open source organizations who say that the majority of open source compliance issues arise out of confusion over licensing terms.