Microsoft and Xandros

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Postby AgenT » 2007-06-07 22:48

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Postby Lavene » 2007-06-09 06:10

And here comes the obligatory statement that Xandros does not really believe Linux violates any MS patents...
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Postby AgenT » 2007-06-09 12:51

For those that are concerned about these issues should really get involved in the GPLv3 drafting processs. Right now is the last draft and GPLv3 will be released next month. There is a nice and open draft editing page where people can highlight text and give their comment to help the GPLv3 be as strong as possible.

You can help with anything from correcting vague language that a company like Microsoft may try to take advantage of in the future, to help decide how previous deals such as MS-Xandros are dealt with. Right now, the GPLv3 will NOT break the current deals that happen. I would highly recommend anyone who does not agree to this to voice their opinion so that the final version WILL break any pacts such as the Microsoft-Novell/Xandros/LG.

Remember, no post done on this forum is going to make a difference in these deals or any future ones, but the GPLv3 will.
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Postby llivv » 2007-06-09 14:33

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Postby AgenT » 2007-06-09 18:03

llivv wrote:Thanks AgneT :wink:
I hope at least a few here will read this Why Upgrade to GPL Version 3

I actually made a thread about it a few days ago:
FSF Releases "Last Call" Draft of GPLv3
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Postby Absent Minded » 2007-06-14 21:47

Lavene wrote:
Absent Minded wrote:I love the open-source community as I would a brother, I just wish I could learn some coding. I need something that starts out really simple though as I have a very difficult time remembering what I study.

One word: Python! :D

Thank you Tina. I will check it out and hope for progress :-)
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