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Re: MS declaration of war

On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, Thomas Ribbrock wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 05:28:33PM -0500, Rodolfo J. Paiz wrote:
> [...]
> > The GPL requires that, when you use GPL-licensed software, that any
> > software you distribute in conjunction with it also abide by its terms.
> [...]
> If that was true, I'd be wondering how any closed source software could ever
> have been distributed with the Linux kernel or how binary only kernel
> drivers work. I think, MS is playing it safe (from their point of view)
> while at the same time using this great opportunity to spread more FUD.
> The *best* part is, that MS themselves distribute GPL licenced software...

really?  like what?  i'm aware that they incorporate bsd-licensed
stuff, but i didn't know about the gpl stuff.


Robert P. J. Day
Eno River Technologies, Durham NC
Unix, Linux and Open Source training

"This is Microsoft technical support.  How may I misinform you?"

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