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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RE[2]: Microsoft, Novell?
by twenex on Wed 8th Nov 2006 00:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Microsoft, Novell?"
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NotParker (for I do believe he is the Unknown Downmodder): Yes, you hate Linux. You hate anyone who does not hate Linux. We get it. Now get over yourself already. There are plenty of people who will mod these posts up again at least to 1 point, so it's not worth the bother. Get out more.

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