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Microsoft is now allowing developers hosting open-source projects on its CodePlex site to use the once-dreaded GPLv3 open source license.
Microsoft has contributed source code under the GPLv3 to Samba, the file server software that enables Linux servers to share files with Windows PCs. No, I'm not making this up.
Microsoft has banned GPLv3 software from the Windows Phone and Xbox apps ... but should Apple do the same in the App Store?
Microsoft has banned GPLv3 open-source software from Windows Phone and Xbox apps, according to Jan Wildeboer, an open source evangelist and Red Hat employee.
That legal strategy might have worked under GPLv3 but that license has not been accepted by the industry specifically because of that patent clause.
SNMPSniffer is an open source (GPLv3) desktop application with a graphic interface to sniff SNMP packets in the network. The process...
GPLv3 is about 3 times longer, is full of technical details, is complex (even for a lawyer) and as it is officially valid in English only it may not be the most persuasive license for a German or French administration.
Europe now has its own version of the GPL. It's got copyleft, but it lacks the extra language found in GPLv3 meant to enforce that concept.
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I've been watching Palamida's tracking of GPLv3 (and LGPLv3) adoption over the last year with interest. It looks like adoption is moving at a reasonable, if not super-speedy, pace.
perspective Version 3 of the General Public License is clearer than its predecessor in many ways, but does that mean you should use it? A legal expert discusses the pros and cons.
Shedding light on the new open source license
Last week, I blogged about the possible future of a unified UNIX GPLv3 operating system "mother distro" comprising the merged source code of the Solaris and Linux kernels (and presumably, the source code of other vendors as well) and related GNU stack with associated tools and applications.
The Software Freedom Law Center alleges that the telco has violated the terms of the open source General Public License
This article concludes a five part series on the latest version of the most commonly used software license: GPL. In this final part we ask the most important question of all: is GPLv3 the best license for software?
When Microsoft agreed last fall to distribute Novell "get out of court free" tickets, did it make itself subject to GPLv3? Microsoft says no, no, no. The Free Software Foundation says yes, yes, yes.
The Free Software Foundation has insisted Microsoft is bound by GPLv3 and must respect its copyrights and licenses.
The Free Software Foundation has insisted Microsoft is bound by GPLv3 and must respect its copyrights and licences
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft releases two Vista hotfix packs via Windows UpdateFree Software Foundation: No GPLv3 exemptions for Microsoft Ed Burnette: GPLv3 Myth #4: GPLv3 undercuts the Microsoft/Novell dealRyan Naraine: MSN Messenger vulnerable to 'highly critical' webcam flaw.Engadget: Google is working on a mobile OS, and it's due out shortly.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has dismissed claims by Microsoft that it is exempt from provisions of GPLv3 and has vowed to make sure the Redmond giant "respects our copyrights and complies with our licences".
It took the Free Software Foundation almost two months. But the organization has finally issued an official statement regarding Microsoft's claim that it won't be bound by terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3 in its patent-protection deals with various open-source vendors. Not surprisingly, he FSF says Microsoft's claims are bogus.
In part 4 of a 5 part series on the new version of the most commonly used free/open source license, today we take a look at one of the reasons it took so long to create--the Microsoft/Novell patent deal. Will GPLv3 really have an effect on this deal and others like it?
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