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Novell worried about GPLv3

by on28 May 2007

Kill off pact with Microsoft


Novell is worried that  Microsoft could stop selling SUSE Linux coupons if the GPLv3 remains in its current form.

In a regulatory filing  Novell expressed concerns that the final version of the General Public License (GPL), could see Microsoft halting the distribution of SUSE Linux.

It also fears that Novell may be restricted in its ability to include GPLv3 code in its products. Software programs are not covered in the Microsoft-Novell pact include OpenOffice,StarOffice, WINE and Open-Xchange and these could be sued by Microsoft.

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Last modified on 28 May 2007
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