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March 27, 2007

New software licensing agreement will undermine deal between Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc.

Filed under: FOSS, GPL, Novell, Open Source — tuxicity @ 2:18 pm

In an interview Peter Brown, executive director of the Free Software Foundation, said:

“We need to make sure such deals don’t make a mockery of the goals of free software,”

“The Free Software Foundation will seek to undermine the Microsoft-Novell patent deal by incorporating language that will accomplish that goal into the new license agreement that will cover rights to much of the code in Linux.”

“They found a way to effectively proprietize free software by offering patent promises to Novell,” Brown said. “Whenever a new method comes along to effectively turn free software into proprietary software, we will adjust the license.”



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