[Fsfe-ie] What to do about Novell and Microsoft?

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at fsfe.org
Thu Nov 9 15:31:03 CET 2006

I haven't read all the published details, but it raises some interesting
questions.  When should we prevent companies from getting patent protection
for their customers?  Possible answer: when it creates a situation where
they profit from others being in danger, and gives them an incentive to
sustain that danger for others.

I wrote about this in my blog:

Bruce Perens seems pretty sure the deal violates version 2 of the GPL:

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