Eben Moglen to European Commission: Have Faith in the GPLv2

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 4, 2009 4:45 PM EDT
OStatic; By Joe Brockmeier
Mail this story
Print this story

Another voice heard on the European Commission's objection to Oracle's purchase of Sun Microsystems. This time, Eben Moglen has weighed in with an analysis of the objections related to the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2). Moglen disagrees with the commission, and says that the GPLv2 is sufficient to protect the MySQL community apart from Oracle. According to the commission, the GPLv2 provides "inadequate protection" for third parties to work with MySQL if the deal goes through. This has been supported by Richard M. Stallman, who opposes the deal along with Knowledge Ecology International.

Full Story

» Read more about: Groups: GNU, Sun, Oracle, MySQL, Community; Story Type: News Story

« Return to the newswire homepage

This topic does not have any threads posted yet!

You cannot post until you login.