Silicon: Legal Eye: Do we need GPLv3?
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Date: 20 Oct 2008 09:38
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In addition, discriminatory patent deals of note have challenged the enforceability of version 2. The 2006 agreement between Microsoft and Novell was struck ostensibly to make Linux and Windows work better together. But it also created an uneasy truce; indeed, commentators argue that Microsoft has recently started telling people it will not sue open source software users for patent infringement provided the users purchased software from a vendor that is paying Microsoft for the privilege of using its patented technology.
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