Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 21st Nov 2006 17:59 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell's CEO on Monday issued a letter to the open-source community disputing Microsoft's contention that Linux infringes on Microsoft patents.
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novell is not all of "free software"
by berzerko on Tue 21st Nov 2006 19:28 UTC
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Just because Novell signed a deal w/ MS, it does not affect all of free software. I really don't see how anything is different now, than before the Novell/MS agreement. It was GPL before and free w/o any Microsoft "IP" worries, it should still be the same. Novell cannot speak for all of the coders around the globe who write most of the software that Novell then simply (re)distributes. They are just another linux distro.

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