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[6]: Microsoft, Novell?
by elsewhere on Wed 8th Nov 2006 06:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Microsoft, Novell?"
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...but you enjoy nothing more than to spew venom and hate towards Microsoft despite the fact that Linux users are a tiny minority (less than 1%).

Maybe I'm the only one that sees the irony of ridiculing the insignificance of linux users in a thread discussing Microsoft's validation of linux in their enterprise strategy.

Really, you're not much better than those you mock when it comes to spewing irrational venom.

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