Microsoft Loves GPLv3...Not!
Despite its detente with Novell, Xandros and Linspire, the open source community
is giving Microsoft no quarter. The latest open source license, GPLv3, specifies
that future deals between Microsoft and open source software makers will be
in violation of the new license.
Is it any wonder, then, that Microsoft wants
nothing to do with GPLv3?
The trick is that Novell fully supports GPLv3, and Microsoft had pledged to
support Novell. Now Novell and Microsoft must work out how to support mutual
customers with a license that Microsoft so soundly rejects.
Posted by Doug Barney on July 09, 2007 at 11:52 AM