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GPLv3 license delayed by Novell/Microsoft review

PetManimal (987201) writes | more than 7 years ago

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PetManimal writes "Reuters is reporting that the General Public License Version 3 is being held up by concerns about the Microsoft/Novell partnership. GPLv3 will govern the licensing of numerous open-source software licenses, but the article notes widespread community disdain for Novell, which recently got into bed with Microsoft and uses GPLv2 for SUSE Linux. Free Software Foundation general counsel Eben Moglen had originally expressed hope that the GPLv3 document would be completed this week, but says that's no longer realistic. From the Reuters article:

Some supporters of open-source software have called on the foundation to use the new agreement to address the Microsoft/Novell deal, such as by restricting Novell's ability to distribute upgrades of key parts of open-source Linux that are covered by GPLv3.
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