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Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Linspire: "GPLv3 - Unforseen Consequences

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Linspire: "GPLv3 - Unforseen Consequences?"
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 18:53:38 +0100

Qua, 2007-06-06 às 18:50 +0200, Alexander Terekhov escreveu:
> More from Carmony:
> ------
> We have customers who have switched from Linspire to Novell because
> Novell offers patent protection with Microsoft. The FSF has been
> extremely vocal about v3 limiting these types of deals. I know for a
> fact that some enterprise customers and OEMs want the MS patent
> protection. Given this demand, I can see why Novell and Xandros have
> decided to offer it. The FSF has said they are trying to stop these type
> of deals from happening. I have no problem with that, they have every
> right to do that. The point of my Linspire Letter is JUST BE AWARE of
> the potential consequences. If companies are dropping Linspire and going
> with Novell (and now Xandros) for the MS patents, if that option is
> completely shut down, then where will they go? Back to using Windows,
> which is the "unintended consequence."

Since they are moving away for non-sequitor reasons, they clearly show
how fooled they have been by scare-tactics.

If they are so foolish, they're not helping anyone by staying with Free
Software, good riddance.


+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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