June 22, 2001

Microsoft exposed with GPL'd software!

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "After telling developers that open source was detrimental to its software and should not be used, Microsoft took some heat for lumping all open source licenses together in one group. In fact, each license is unique. Several industry observers soon brought it to Microsoft's and the public's attention that the company does publish several of its products under a BSD license. So, Microsoft quickly clarified its stance by mentioning that open source was only harmful when software was published under the GPL open source license. Unfortunately, Microsoft has problems there as well. Microsoft does, in fact, produce open source software, not only under the BSD license as was recently been made known, but also under the GPL!"


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