Microsoft Says It Is Not Bound by GPLv3By Peter Galli | Posted 2007-07-05 Print
Microsoft claims the latest Free Software Forum release has no effect on any of its Linux distribution deals.
Microsoft cleared the air July 5 on its obligations to GNU General Public License Version 3 support, declaring it will not provide support or updates for GPLv3 under the deal it penned in November with Novell to administer certificates for the Linux distribution.
Microsoft also said July 5 that its agreement with Novell, as well as those with Linux rivals Xandros and Linspire, were unaffected by the release June 29 of GPLv3 by the Free Software Foundation.
For its part, Novell said it will support customers with a regular SUSE Linux Enterprise Server subscription, regardless of the terms of the certificates provided by Microsoft.
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