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[4]: Microsoft, Novell?
by Valhalla on Wed 8th Nov 2006 01:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Microsoft, Novell?"
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NotParker wrote:
"I do enjoy pointing how much of the OSS movement behaves like a cult, how much it revels in hating Microsoft and I like to mock the hypocrisy of its stances to PDF, ODF and OpenXML. "

I too dislike those who categorically take the side of either FOSS or Microsoft no matter what. it's funny though that you would like to mock those 'cultists', since you are one of them.

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