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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is to allow the Microsoft-Novell partnership under the latest draft of the General Public Licence v3 (GPL3) because it will force Microsoft to grant patent protection to all open source software developers.

The FSF published a Last Call draft of the licence on 31 May before the publication of the final document scheduled for June.

"We believe we can do more to protect the community by allowing Novell to use software under GPL3 than by forbidding it to do so," the FSF stated in a Final Discussion Draft Rationale document (PDF) to explain the most recent changes.
Source:http://www.pcauthority.com.au/news.aspx?CIaNID=53454

Microsoft is finally getting a taste of it's own medicine.
Proves you just can't beat the community.
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and more good news
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Amongst all the current ATI craze, you've found quite a gem. Fun read. Some repz for j00.
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Amongst all the current ATI craze, you've found quite a gem. Fun read. Some repz for j00.
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I just came in here beacuase I saw the word "defeated" after Microsoft's name.
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Microsoft get attacked one by one. Soon there'll be nothing left.
    
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Lets see microsoft try to take over again... theyll find a way.
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Amongst all the current ATI craze, you've found quite a gem. Fun read. Some repz for j00.
Thanks dude.

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Originally Posted by highwhey View Post
I just came in here beacuase I saw the word "defeated" after Microsoft's name.
The same reason why I posted it, I rarely see something like this on the news so why not let you guys know. When do you see Microsoft and defeated right after it? Rarely.

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Microsoft get attacked one by one. Soon there'll be nothing left.
Microsoft just doesn't know how the consumer feels, it's going to hurt them, hurt them hard.
I hope this would convince Microsoft to stop ripping off people now.
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Microsoft just doesn't know how the consumer feels, it's going to hurt them, hurt them hard.
I hope this would convince Microsoft to stop ripping off people now.
What consumer? For all my customers I give them a choice of Ubuntu or XP/Vista. I explain to them the advantages and disadvantages of both and they all go for Windows even for the money. They want something they know, something they can use, something that works without tweaking.

I think Microsoft know their customer. XP and Vista were made for the average home user and it fits them perfectly.

The only reason Windows seems wrong here is because everyone is an entusiast.
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The title should say

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