Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Aug 2006 17:50 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Novell and Ximian In a change of heart, Novell has ceased distributing proprietary software modules such as 3D video drivers that plug into the Linux kernel. The change came with Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10, released in July. With the move, Novell is aligning itself with the Free Software Foundation, which shuns proprietary software in general but in particular loathes proprietary modules that run as a component of the open-source Linux kernel.
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RE[5]: Bad decision
by subterrific on Tue 1st Aug 2006 22:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Bad decision"
subterrific
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2005-07-10

The headline is a bit sensationalist and makes the reader think Novell is banning use of proprietary modules with their distribution. This is the author trying to grab the readers attention. If the headline was something bland and informative like "Closed Modules Removed From Novell Linux, Still Installable", would you have even read the article? I wouldn't have.

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