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

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPLv3 comedy unfolding -- Linspire: "GPLv3 - Unforseen Consequences?"
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 13:17:59 +0200

Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> > We have customers who have switched from Linspire to Novell because
> > Novell offers patent protection with Microsoft.
> GPLv3 will prevent what Novell did, so no more customers will leave Linspire
> for this reason.

Sez who? 

Novell welcomed "grandfathering" and Microsoft can't stop laughing
from Moglen's suggestion that vouchers make Microsoft a party to the
GPL with their patents being evaporated by means of providing "one 
more layer of probable defense" to the entire world through the GPL.


"Moglen had remarked: 'Anything that is worth copying is worth sharing.' 
He also argued: 'The more we give away, the richer we become.' "

     -- Free Software's Moglen Canvasses His Sharing Message In India

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