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]: But ...
by NotParker on Wed 8th Nov 2006 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: But ... "
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edit - oops almost forgot to mod you down for being off topic. ;)

You mean you modded down the items below:

You cultist are pathetically thin skinned.

You rage about Microsoft. You lie about Microsoft. Its pathetic. And if someone points out your lies - they are a troll.

If someone says something nice about Microsoft - they are a troll.

The truth is the cultists are the trolls. They are obnoxious, hate mongers who have a tiny, tiny presence on the desktops of the world ... but they act like they are on a mission from god.

They also have no sense of humor. They don't like opposition of any kind. And for the most part they are appallingly igorant about Microsoft software.

I tried polite and factual. I was modded down maliciously. No wonder you think every post of mine is annoying. Almost all are modded down, no matter how well referenced - so you and the cult don't have to read them.

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