06.26.07

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Just a Few Days Away from Microsoft Independence

Posted in Deals, GNU/Linux, GPL, Patents, SCO at 8:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

With just a couple of days left for predatory deals to be made, there is no major news to report or repeat. It all seems eerily peaceful and much to our relief, there have been no sudden storms.

There is little or no buzz around IP FUD in media, so there are no opportunities to rebut either. You might find the following thoughts on the GPL interesting, but be aware that they come from a GPLv3 doubter. These notes summarise and break apart the most recent developments.

If you’re thinking about attacking open source code, you might think twice before attacking this customer. The U.S. Navy has adopted a policy of requiring that open source code be considered in every software acquisition that the Navy makes, in an order signed by Navy CIO Robert J. Carey on June 5.

This certainly did not work so well for SCO, but quite surprisingly they nailed a large contract yesterday.

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