Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2008-05-07 20:48
"Tomorrow at 10:30am at the Oberlandesgericht Muenchen (higher regional court of Munich) there will be an oral hearing in the "Welte vs. Skype Technologies SA" case. [...]"
"Interestingly, Skype is arguing against the validity of the GPL as a whole, asserting that it is violating anti-trust regulation and similarly strange claims."
Just in case you needed another reason not to use or promote Skype...
Oh for Pete's sake. Not the anti-trust argument again?
Linux doesn't have a monopoly in the embedded OS market, nor does it have anything that comes close to being one.
Since there is lots of competition, it can't be an anti-trust issue. Skype could have just used one of Linux's rivals instead.
This might have resulted in them having to pay licensing fees to do so, but they could have got a license other then the GPL by doing that.
I get really annoyed at this argument, it keeps coming up, and it is utterly insane.
Hint to Skype - it didn't work for SCO, it won't work for you.