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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by Xaero_Vincent on Mon 6th Nov 2006 19:33 UTC
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I'm using openSUSE and have no intention to abandon it just because of a business agreement between Novell and Microsoft.

While a mutual patent covenant adds to piece of mind, Microsoft really doesn't stand a chance at launching litigation against Linux. Not only would that further corrupt their corporate image and initiate civil war against every free software advocate, but big players such as IBM might try and countersue Microsoft for a taste of their own medicine.

I obviously believe the patent system is broken and advocate for its extermination. If there wasn't any leniency in the corporate world, it would be nearly impossible to develop software that didn't land you into a courtroom.

Edited 2006-11-06 19:35

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