Anthony Ettinger wrote:
> On 12/8/06, Jerry Baker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> I light of the Microsoft/Novell agreement and all of this talk about GPL
>> 3, I was just curious if the gimp team has had any discussions on
>> whether they will be moving to GPL 3 whenever it is completed.
> What are the implications? I haven't read about the MS/Novell & GPL 3 thing.
There was talk of adding a clause to v3 that would help secure free software
against patent trolls in such a way that if Company A promises not to sue
Company B for using an infringing algorithm in a GPLed application, that
has to extend to every user of that application.
In other words, if MS promise not to sue Novell over Mono, implicit in that
agreement is the promise not to sue me over Mono, regardless of whether I'm
running SuSE or something else.
Personally, I'm in favour of GPLv3 anyway. All it's doing is closing loopholes
that enable distributors to avoid granting me one or more of the freedoms I
to expect from free software.
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