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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Microsoft, Novell?
by bullethead on Tue 7th Nov 2006 23:42 UTC
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I thought as well that this was the end. It's not. There's a new ruling class at Microsoft. They have
changed. Believe me people learn from mistakes!

Microsoft stated that they need to work together with open source projects. It's for their and our benefit. I always say, if you don't like it the GNU/HURD OS project still needs help!

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