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News Archive - July 2007 - News Post

Microsoft and GPLv3

Monday 9th July 2007

Category: News

Microsoft has made a statement on its relationship to the GPLv3. It has decided that it is in no way bound to it - but there is still the paragraph stating:

At this point in time, in order to avoid any doubt or legal debate on this issue, Microsoft has decided that the Novell support certificates that we distribute to customers will not entitle the recipient to receive from Novell, or any other party, any subscription for support and updates relating to any code licensed under GPLv3. We will closely study the situation and decide whether to expand the scope of the certificates in the future.

Hmm. Of course, there's plenty to read about this, such as:

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