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[5]: Microsoft, Novell?
by DigitalAxis on Wed 8th Nov 2006 02:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Microsoft, Novell?"
DigitalAxis
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2005-08-28

Or you could just... stop paying attention to notParker.
I don't agree with him most of the time either, but he's still entitled to his opinion.

If it's really trolling it'll be modded down. If it's wrong someone will point out the correct answer.

Anyway, this is supposed to be about Microsoft and Novell. I've already said everything I want to say on the issue thus far in the FIRST of these series of articles, so I won't repeat it here.

Edited 2006-11-08 02:20

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