I said Novell. I get the feeling Linux will remain free and open source but add ons to it will cause it to be bought and sold like MS products.

For example, say wine was now open source. I know it is. but say MS made wine so they could sell apps for windows and linux users would still buy them. Now say Red Hat licenses it from M$ to bundle it with every distro. This app must be sold and not given away.

Now say RedHat inter twins this app throuout thier flavor of Linux. You can no longer trade this flavor freely. I am sure you will shoot holes through this example. But my point is this. Do you think it is possible that the GNU license can be twisted or worked around?

Micro$haft is now saying they have a soft spot for linux. They are saying they see some of thier business model in the Linux circles.
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