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: But ...
by porcel on Wed 8th Nov 2006 15:14 UTC in reply to "But ... "
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Dear Mr. NotParker:

You are a troll as shown by every single post on every single linux thread that you have ever posted. Your posting history also demonstrates this.

Therefore, your facetious question needs to be taken in this light as well. You did not really mean to raise an honest question about the c libraries or the compilers mentioned in the article.

It is known and has been known for ages that GPL software is copyrighted and that its license allows redistribution, modification and use if you abide by it. If you don't, you may no longer redistribute the software. Is this so hard for you to grasp?

Of course, not, which is why you were trolling as your record on this site very clearly points out.

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