Microsoft sabotaging GNU GPL, claims Samba

Jeremy Allison, Samba project leader has accused Microsoft of trying to prevent people using and distributing software under the GNU General Public Licence, by forcing cross-patent licensing deals. Allison claimed to ZDNet.com.au in an email interview last week that through lawsuits such as the one recently launched against TomTom, Microsoft was attempting to encourage licensing deals which […]

Jeremy Allison, Samba project leader has accused Microsoft of trying to prevent people using and distributing software under the GNU General Public Licence, by forcing cross-patent licensing deals. Allison claimed to ZDNet.com.au in an email interview last week that through lawsuits such as the one recently launched against TomTom, Microsoft was attempting to encourage licensing deals which are proscribed under the GPL.

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