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[3]: Not surprising
by twenex on Wed 8th Nov 2006 00:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not surprising"
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You can't know he's wrong unless you work at MS. And if you do work at MS: If they have changed and he is wrong, you would say it. But if they haven't and he is wrong, then you would still say "he is wrong".

I'll believe MS have changed for the better when I see it; NOT before. Once bitten, twice shy.

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