Microsoft and Launchpad

// July 21st, 2009 // Free Software

1. Microsoft is releasing some Linux drivers they wrote under the GNU GPL-2 license so that it can be included in the Linux source tree.

2. Canonical have released Launchpad.net under the GNU AGPL-3 license.

Conclusion?

09:46 < ogra> see, MS commits code to the kernel and immediately later LP is opensourced :)

I sincerely hope that Canonical makes heaps of money and that they can prove that you don’t have to license your products under a non-free license in order to generate revenue from it. Perhaps if ogra is right we can convince Microsoft to release a few more lines of code under a free license and then we can have the Ubuntu One server released under a free license as well?

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3 Responses to “Microsoft and Launchpad”

  1. Zac says:

    I hope so too, it will help improve Ubuntu for all of us.
    Also, I hope they make Ubuntu One work with 8.04 because I don’t think I’ll be upgrading until 10.04 or even 10.10, although I’m pretty sure I’ll be tempted.

  2. regala says:

    And I hope Launchpad will soon be usable, as it is, the rocketfuel-setup script craps a sane Ubuntu system, and is unusable on any other distro than Ubuntu. Guess it will soon be fixed, but this is kinda frustrating how even when opensourcing something Canonical can be self-centric and forget about other projects/distro…

  3. James says:

    Correlation is not causation? ;-)

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