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Stratus_ss

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Have any of you caught wind of this? Its been getting some play the last few days in the media

https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/39546.html

The current theory is that the Linux Foundation is trying to prevent the election of members that would vote for GPL enforcement. I understand that this theory puts forth the idea that Microsoft and VMWare now are pulling their weight in the LF after a law suit was filed in Germany regarding enforcement.

I am not sure how true any of this is (except the part about the vote... i have been a linux foundation member for years so I can confirm at least the voting part)

What do you guys think?
 
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Stratus_ss

Stratus_ss

Overclockix Snake Charming Senior, Alt OS Content
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I am kind of surprised there is no reaction to this....

I have seen elsewhere on the internet that this move was intended to keep the Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) out. If that is the case (as a long time member of LF) I whole heartedly agree. SJW have no place dictating terms in systems which require the best ideas (not ideologies) to prevail
 

knoober

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The current theory is that the Linux Foundation is trying to prevent the election of members that would vote for GPL enforcement. I understand that this theory puts forth the idea that Microsoft and VMWare now are pulling their weight in the LF after a law suit was filed in Germany regarding enforcement.

I am curious as to this. Is Microsoft a known member of the LF or are they prosecuting from the outside? I would like to know more about the lawsuit in Germany if you know any more. I find it hard to understand why this fight would begin overseas instead of on the MS "home turf" stateside. I would think the laws would be more favorable here in the States rather than a foreign state I guess
 
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Stratus_ss

Stratus_ss

Overclockix Snake Charming Senior, Alt OS Content
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I am curious as to this. Is Microsoft a known member of the LF or are they prosecuting from the outside? I would like to know more about the lawsuit in Germany if you know any more. I find it hard to understand why this fight would begin overseas instead of on the MS "home turf" stateside. I would think the laws would be more favorable here in the States rather than a foreign state I guess

Regarding the lawsuit: https://sfconservancy.org/copyleft-compliance/vmware-lawsuit-faq.html

Regarding Linux Foundation memberships: I found mostly references to the core infrastructure initiatives which MS participates in.