Groklaw: Samba Team Receives Microsoft Protocol Documentation
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 20 Dec 2007 22:47
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
For me, one of the key things about free software and patents is that we are all in the same boat. It is vitally important to the continued success of the community development model that one part of the community does not enter into an agreement which gives some people patent protection while leaving other people out in the cold. That is why I was so opposed to the patent agreements recently entered into by Novell, Xandros and other companies. I considered those agreements to be dubious at best, and certainly a violation of at least the spirit of the GNU General Public License. I was very glad to see this sort of shenanigans prevented in version 3 of the GPL.
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