Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Nov 2006 18:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Someone just asked me whether, now that Novell's become buddies with Microsoft, I'll be turning away from Novell/SUSE as one of my favorite Linux distributions. My answer is no. I'm sticking with SUSE Linux on both my desktops and servers. Here's why."
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GPL is what ensures the Linux ecosystem will always be fruitful.

GPL is why companies feel they can contribute safely. A 'you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' mentality. GPL ensures companies can feel safe that another won't just steal their work for their own profit.

I think its also the reason that previous rules in the software world don't apply. Microsoft can't come in and take over, its simply not legally possible.

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