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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RE: bravo for Perens
by Shaman on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 21:34 UTC in reply to "bravo for Perens"
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And to those who are taking a "who cares?" stance about the Novell/MS deal, just read Steve Ballmer's comments from last week. Those comments make Microsoft's intentions crystal clear.

I agree. And what's more, thank $Ghod for Steve Ballmer. He's such a short-dicked blowhard that he just couldn't keep himself from saying something. It all would have been much more insidious if Gates was still the one running the whole show.

Edited 2006-11-22 21:35

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