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February 19, 2007

GPL Draft Has Microsoft/Novell Deal in Mind

Filed under: GPL, Novell — tuxicity @ 9:33 am


NEW YORK — When the the third draft of the General Public License comes out, look for language that addresses the recent Microsoft-Novell patent deal.

Members of the Free Software Foundation, which oversees the draft change process for the GPL, said a new patent clause is being inserted in the draft that could effectively thwart future patent pacts similar to Microsoft’s deal with Novell.

GPL Draft Has Microsoft/Novell Deal in Mind .:. More..

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