Can Linspire Still Feed on Ubuntu (or Debian) Linux Codebase?

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Jul 20, 2007 3:32 PM EDT
Boycott Novell; By Roy Schestowitz
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Earlier this week, just less than a couple of months after their seemingly-friendly deal, Microsoft betrayed Linspire. There are more questions to be raised and implications to discuss. Microsoft has disavowed any GPLv3-licensed software. Ubuntu will be moving toward the new toolchain, which is GPLv3-licensed. Linspire needs Ubuntu, which is the core on which it builds its products. If Linspire carries on adopting Ubuntu as its codebase or even falls back (some would say “forward”) to Debian, any “patent indemnification” will then be rendered moot.

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