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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by 2fargone on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 18:54 UTC
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2006-02-20

There are those that support Novell's pack with MS.

There are those that are ambivalant about it.

There are those who could care less, one way or another.

But there are MANY who are upset at Novell's move. And those MANY are the ones Novell needs for support else Novell will be having to support a whole lot of forks once major projects stop supporting SUSE.

Wake up Novell. This isn't going to go away. And if this in any way turns bad for the community, Novell can better believe not only will the community stop supporting SUSE, but start to actively work against Novell.

Not everything is about money. Do the right thing. Support the whole community, not just your little corner.

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