Re: Micros*ft deal
On 6/20/07, Robert Millan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Since every GNU/Linux distributor seems to be positioning with regards to
possible patent deals with Microsoft, I thought we could do the same.
Actually, it's totally unthinkable that a non-profit organization could do
this kind of deal, in which Microsoft pays you to perform hara-kiri by
losing the right to distribute GPLv3 software. This is exactly what a
positioning statement would reflect: that our community model is
invulnerable to this kind of threats (and also to going out of bussiness,
I believe our silence says it all, no? If they want to donate us money
for no 'carte blanche' back good, otherwise I don't think it's worth
write a PR and help them spread their FUD, IMHO.