Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 18:16 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Novell and Ximian Novell and Microsoft recently entered into an agreement regarding software patents (really?) that betrays the rest of the Free Software community, including the very people who wrote Novell's own system, for Novell's sole financial beneift, according to Bruce Perens. Join Perens in signing an open letter to Novell's CEO Ron Hovsepian. "As the agreement stands today, it betrays the authors of the software you re-market and their users worldwide for Novell's sole commercial benefit."
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rakamaka
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2005-08-12

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Everything in daily life, from morning toothpaste to night time viagra is patented. So why MS-Novell deal is seen as betrayl?
Smell of Money has power to change human history.
Lets agree that free software movement and GPL is very nice thing happened to tech world. But given a chance most of the hobbyist programmers would like to make money, even though they say developing beautiful linux desktop is for intellectual satisfaction and not for money. Not true. Everybody wants to be next rich Bill Gates, only some succeed.
Once it becomes popular, even Ubuntu will also try to make money in some or other way.

Edited 2006-11-22 18:49

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