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11.08.07

Red Hat Videos on Patents and the GNU GPLv3

Posted in GNU/Linux, GPL, Patents, Videos at 9:51 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

A few days ago, defensive Linux patents were mentioned in an inconvenient context. Similar needs had grabbed Red Hat’s attention and the company obtained patents. In the following new set of videos, Mark Webbink explains why this was done and why no Red Hat patents will be used offensively.

This week, former Red Hat General Counsel, Mark Webbink, discusses how Red Hat’s patent promise was developed to combat patent trolling.

Interestingly enough, we missed another good video where Mark Webbink talks about GPLv3.

This week Mark Webbink, former Red Hat General Counsel discusses the GPLv3 and talks about the limits of sharing, the mellowing out of Linus Torvalds, and issues with the LGPLv3.

As indicated several months ago, Red Hat is among those welcoming of the GNU GPLv3.

GPL3 welcomed by IBM, Red Hat, Novell, MySQL

[...]

The GPL is the most widely used license in the open-source realm. More than 30,000 projects, which is about 66 percent of the open-source projects tracked by the Freshmeat site, use the GPL.

The new licence has found several large supportive companies already.

The GNU GPLv3 gains acceptance

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2 Comments

  1. eet said,

    November 9, 2007 at 8:22 am

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    “As indicated several months ago, Red Hat is among those welcoming of the GNU GPLv3.”

    So is Novell. And possibly every other Linux vendor who doesn’t want to look stubborn. Where is anything newsworthy in that?

    Note: comment has been flagged for arriving from an abusive Internet troll

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    November 9, 2007 at 2:10 pm

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    Where is anything newsworthy in that?

    Have you followed the links to the videos? These are new and these videos are very interesting (Webbink is a particularly good speaker).

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