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]: Not surprising
by eMagius on Wed 8th Nov 2006 01:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Not surprising"
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Just because you hate MS doesn't mean you're wrong.

Just because you hate MS doesn't mean you're right.

We've seen nothing but pure fearmongering and ad hominem in these Novell/MS threads -- Microsoft is the evil empire, Novell is Judas, Linux is being crucified, anyone who wants hard evidence is a dupe or a moron, et cetera.

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