From: kevin lyda (kevin+dated+1027620199.79af71 at domain linux.ie)
Date: Sat 20 Jul 2002 - 19:03:24 IST
On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 11:47:39PM +0100, Niall O Broin wrote:
> > I know this is not strictly a 'Linux' issue but any help would be appreciated
> Microsoft has very much made this a Linux issue - it has attempted to imply
> that any company using GPL software must make everything it owns public and
> it must be true - that nice man from Microsoft wouldn't lie, would he ?
but that's just stupid. microsoft s/w covers a subset of applications
that are under the gpl. there are gpl word processors, there's a
microsoft wp; there are various language compilers and interpreters under
the gpl, microsoft has their visual compilers. and so on. and just
like the gpl apps, the microsoft apps are distributed under a license.
that license says lots of things, and there are various licenses used by
microsoft, but in a nutshell they all pretty much say: you can't copy,
distribute or modify their s/w; you can't sell it multiple times.
so does anyone think that applies to their wp documents or their visual
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