Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Nov 2006 22:56 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Often cast as the peacemaker in free software disputes, Bruce Perens is on the warpath. When we caught up with him, he wasn't in a mood to be charitable to Novell. On Friday the Utah company, which markets the SuSE Linux distribution, revealed that it was entering into a partnership with Microsoft. Redmond would pay Novell an undisclosed sum in return for Novell recognizing Microsoft's intellectual property claims. Novell received a 'Covenant' promising that it wouldn't be sued by Microsoft."It's a case of 'Damn the people who write the software'", he told us. "Novell is in a desperate position - it has a smaller share of the market than Debian,"" he told The Register. Update: Novell responds to community's questions: here, here and here. Update 2: Havoc Pennington's take.
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by NotParker on Tue 7th Nov 2006 23:15 UTC
NotParker
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2006-06-01

"But the FSF owns the C library and the compiler outright."

I thougt free software was "free"?

Now I find out its owned by someone? And revenge can be taken against heretics like Novell. Or anyone who annoys the high priests.

I'm distraught.

Edited 2006-11-07 23:16

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