Microsoft joins group working to 'cure' open-source licensing issues

Colton Green
Colton Green

[https://archive.fo/ApzRS] zdnet.com/article/microsoft-joins-group-working-to-cure-open-source-licensing-issues/
Microsoft is joining Red Hat, Facebook, Google and IBM in committing to extending right to "cure" open source licensing noncompliance before taking legal measures.
The move is the latest from Microsoft in its campaign to become a leading open-source ecosystem member.
Where were you when Microsoft single handedly save Linux and Open Source?
<WTF I love Microsoft now!

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gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html:
perens.com/2017/09/26/on-usage-of-the-phrase-open-source/
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freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/bsdl-gpl/article.html

Ryder Scott
Ryder Scott

Well, Microsoft is a member of the Linux Foundation.

Noah Parker
Noah Parker

Shhh, don't let the freetard LARPers now that!

Jayden Carter
Jayden Carter

EMBRACE

Daniel Williams
Daniel Williams

Might want to brush up on your buzzwords, you're misusing them.

Isaiah Williams
Isaiah Williams

Something that cannot apply to the open source community but freetards still latch onto a phrase from the 90s

Nathaniel Hill
Nathaniel Hill

Brb, installing windows now.

Carter Ross
Carter Ross

(((open source)))
It's Free Software, you fucking shill.

Blake Howard
Blake Howard

Free and Open Source Software
Sure thing, kiddo

Austin Roberts
Austin Roberts

'cure'
(((save)))

Jose Perry
Jose Perry

EXTEND

Angel Allen
Angel Allen

MS likes the GPL. It's the BSD license that bothers them - all their competitors are using BSD licensed code and projects.

Noah Baker
Noah Baker

EXTINGUISH

Cooper Hill
Cooper Hill

MS likes the GPL
this is why Steve "Developers" Ballmer called them parasites and claimed it was a "viral" license.
Because MS really likes the GPL
Dipshit

Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez

Microsoft pls release Xenix source thnks

William Gonzalez
William Gonzalez

I am sure there is nothing sinister behind this...

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Luis Perry
Luis Perry

EMBRACE
Remember that Linux will become part of Windows.
archive.fo/2hqVM
techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-will-let-everyone-run-linux-inside-windows-following-fall-creators-update/

Nolan Carter
Nolan Carter

Holy shit Ballmer knocked it out of the park there guy should have been an actor.

Nicholas Brooks
Nicholas Brooks

so random

Robert Carter
Robert Carter

I fucking hate Microsoft so god damn much. They never changed and are just as hostile to software freedom as they were in earlier years. They've proven so by letting their shill John Gossman speak at SCALE 16.

In 2007, Microsoft was very openly and publicly anti-GPLv3, claiming it was an attempt "to tear down the bridge between proprietary and open source technology that Microsoft has worked to build with the industry and customers."
The GPL (especially v3.0 and Affero) are the only licenses that guarantee the users freedom, which is exactly why Microsoft hates them.

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Sebastian Gonzalez
Sebastian Gonzalez

Linux going full retard incorprating systemd-project directly into kernel when?

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Nicholas Stewart
Nicholas Stewart

september 11 2001
a jewish holiday

James Brown
James Brown

But that's wrong, it runs everything but linux. It's GNU/kWindows.

Christopher Johnson
Christopher Johnson

/kWindows
what? You mean NT?

Sebastian Carter
Sebastian Carter

Microsoft, Red Hat, Facebook, Google and IBM
This is GNU/Linux

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Bentley Jones
Bentley Jones

for consisteny with /kFreeBSD

Logan Green
Logan Green

That was years ago, before MS funded a bunch of trannies and faggots to infiltrate and ruin prominent GPL'd products.

Lucas Barnes
Lucas Barnes

But we only do this because the OS and kernel of BSD is just called BSD. The kernel of Windows has an actual name

Connor White
Connor White

DER JUDEN!!!

Angel Barnes
Angel Barnes

Trannies and faggots are a minority and haven't actually affected anything. This is just more FUD by shills like you who want to steer people away from GPL projects.

Chase Gomez
Chase Gomez

Was the incorporation of those CoCs and influx of incompetent commits around the same time Microsoft began joining in and contributing to open-source?

Landon Young
Landon Young

implying this isn't the next step in their plan
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguish

William Rogers
William Rogers

DER JUDEN!!!
Singular: der Jude/die Jüdin
Plural: die Juden

Ryan Russell
Ryan Russell

Hello fellow memer! How do you do?

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Jacob Kelly
Jacob Kelly

I don't really get it. What exactly is going on?

Ian James
Ian James

Microsofts primary business model is cloud computing and software as a service model targeted as businesses. Linux makes up the majority of the Internets backbone. Microsoft adopted Linux for Azure Cloud (which is basically just Windows NT with Linux Subsystems for Linux) for support reasons. There's really nothing to get. Except a bunch of confused LARPers

Brayden Brooks
Brayden Brooks

So this is what billions of Dollars looks like.

Sebastian Reed
Sebastian Reed

No, I mean the whole "cure open-source licensing issues".

Aiden Moore
Aiden Moore

GPL is the disease for corporations.

Robert Campbell
Robert Campbell

Here's what rms has to say quoting from gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html:
<[…]
<Some of the supporters of open source considered the term a “marketing campaign for free software,” which would appeal to business executives by highlighting the software's practical benefits, while not raising issues of right and wrong that they might not like to hear. Other supporters flatly rejected the free software movement's ethical and social values. Whichever their views, when campaigning for open source, they neither cited nor advocated those values. The term “open source” quickly became associated with ideas and arguments based only on practical values, such as making or having powerful, reliable software. Most of the supporters of open source have come to it since then, and they make the same association.
<[…]
Here's what Bruce Perens has to say perens.com/2017/09/26/on-usage-of-the-phrase-open-source/
<[…]
<It is unfortunate that for some time the Open Source Initiative deprecated Richard Stallman and Free Software, and that some people still consider Open Source and Free Software to be different things today. I never meant it to be that way. Open Source was meant to be a way of promoting the concept of Free Software to business people, who I have always hoped would thus come to appreciate Richard and his Free Software campaign. And many have. Open Source licenses and Free Software licenses are effectively the same thing.
Some in the very early Open Source movement considered Open Source a rebranding of Free Software to avoid triggering corporate feels, but promote the almost exact thing, then when they had been pulled in reveal the last minute "It's actually Free Software!". But the other side wanted Open Source to be about programmers coding for free the hard parts of the system, while selling the core part under a proprietary shrinkwrapper license. That side, unfortunately won. So when we trash talk Open Source on this site, it's not Bruce Perens and his side, but people who are for tivoization and has no problem using the proprietary site GitHub.

Microsoft loves Linux
web.archive.org/web/20010615205548/http://suntimes.com/output/tech/cst-fin-micro01.html
GPL is cancer
Open Source people when will they ever learn.

All versions of the GNU General Public License GPLv1, GPLv2, LGPLv2, LGPLv2.1, GPLv3, LGPLv3 and AGPLv3 state that if you violate the license, you lose your rights to distribute it. While the terms of what consitute violations differ from version to version, but the result is still the same, no more distribution. For corporations that benefit from (((proprietary software))), (((Tivoization))) and (((SaaSS))), this brings problems. On the one hand they'd like to screw you over so hard it's rape. On the other hand they want to keep the right to distibute well developed Free Software. If they play fast and loose with licensing, they can end up in deep shit if copyright holders take them to court. That would mean that they would have to spend months, maybe years developing their own alternatives just because they didn't pay enough attention. That Microsoft can spy on everyone who run Windows 10 on their computers, but can't even follow a (relatively simple) software license free of jargon and obscure references to copyright law, should be telling.

Zachary Ross
Zachary Ross

How much free work have you been doing for Sony and Apple lately, BSDcuck?

Isaiah Lewis
Isaiah Lewis

not getting paid to post crap like freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/bsdl-gpl/article.html
WEW LAD!

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Nathan Ortiz
Nathan Ortiz

Microsoft makes open source software, and they want to wring money out of companies using their software without conforming to the license. Dual licensing and noncompliance settlement letters can be a lucrative industry.

Nathaniel Diaz
Nathaniel Diaz

The GPL was designed to keep research results from transitioning to proprietary products. This step is often assumed to be the last step in the traditional technology transfer pipeline and it is usually difficult enough under the best of circumstances; the GPL was intended to make it impossible.
Lol, so basically cuck out for the proprietary devs. I also notice that nowhere in this article does it mention the users.

The GPL can present a real problem for those wishing to commercialize and profit from software. For example, the GPL adds to the difficulty a graduate student will have in directly forming a company to commercialize his research results, or the difficulty a student will have in joining a company on the assumption that a promising research project will be commercialized.
This is also a blatant lie. Dual licensing exists.

Adam Richardson
Adam Richardson

Lol, so basically cuck out for the proprietary devs. I also notice that nowhere in this article does it mention the users.
Or that that research was paid for by the public, but somehow a small elite should siphon off the benefits.

This is also a blatant lie. Dual licensing exists.
The GPL does not forbid commercial use, that is part of Freedom 0. It forbids proprietary use because that would violate the 4 freedoms of the user.

Dominic Sanchez
Dominic Sanchez

Due in part to its complexity, in many parts of the world today the legalities of the GPL are being ignored in regard to Linux and related software. The long-term ramifications of this are unclear.
This is also FUD. Not a single citation to back this up. I can't believe BSDfags have to be this dishonest to push their shit.

Xavier Robinson
Xavier Robinson

why are there only 4 freedoms? Why not 5 or 8 or unlimited?

Jace Russell
Jace Russell

There are 4 essential freedoms needed for a piece of software to be considered free.

Jaxon Green
Jaxon Green

Says who?

Mason Roberts
Mason Roberts

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Evan Morgan
Evan Morgan

what none of you have mentioned so far, and probably do not know, is that Microsoft and SUSE are partner companies and MS involvement with SUSE is to iron out some of the problems that linux has in interfacing with windows. MS actually does a lot for the open source community and those who publish under the various open source licences etc. It is part the reason why you can now use Samba as a windows domain controller with Active Directory properly

Jose Clark
Jose Clark

you mad bro?

Nathan Anderson
Nathan Anderson

mad about wat?

Jose Russell
Jose Russell

German

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