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[News] GPL Shows Its Muscle in France, Microsoft Spreads the Anti-GPL Poison

  • Subject: [News] GPL Shows Its Muscle in France, Microsoft Spreads the Anti-GPL Poison
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 03:48:32 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
A GPL compliance case against Iliad

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| Several free software writers have
| called Iliad, one of the main telecom companies in France, to respect
| their work, and a judicial proceeding has begun to demand the respect
| of their licence. This action follows repeated refusals of Iliad to
| publish the source code of the Free Software included in their Freebox.
| Although the writers appreciate "the innovative contributions that
| Iliad has made in the telecommunication industry, along its historical
| inclination toward Free Software", they are concerned about the reasons
| that may have led Iliad to this philosophical swing.


Microsoft's open-source rhetoric remains dangerously inconsistent

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| Will Microsoft ever reveal what they believe to be the infringements 
| currently enjoyed by the open source community? To hear Microsoft tell it, 
| they already have. Meet the Emperor's New Patent Infringements.   



Why does Microsoft seem scared of GPLv3?

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| Microsoft is extremely keen to avoid "legal debate" over whether its recent 
| partnerships with Linux firms such as Novell, Xandros, and Linspire, mean 
| Redmond must assume any of the new licenses' legal obligations.  


FSF Says GPLv3 Means Microsoft Patent Protection for All

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| Microsoft's covenant not to sue users of Novell's SUSE Linux 
| Enterprise will be extended to all General Public License v3 
| users as soon as Novell includes GPLv3 code within its Linux 
| distribution, according to the Free Software Foundation.


Mark Webbink On: GPLv3

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| This week Mark Webbink, former Red Hat General Counsel discusses the GPLv3 
| and talks about the limits of sharing, the mellowing out of Linus Torvalds,  
| and issues with the LGPLv3. 


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