[Fsfe-ie] What to do about Novell and Microsoft?
ciaran at fsfe.org
Thu Nov 9 15:31:03 CET 2006
I haven't read all the published details, but it raises some interesting
questions. When should we prevent companies from getting patent protection
for their customers? Possible answer: when it creates a situation where
they profit from others being in danger, and gives them an incentive to
sustain that danger for others.
I wrote about this in my blog:
Bruce Perens seems pretty sure the deal violates version 2 of the GPL:
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