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: Clue Stick
by happycamper on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 22:22 UTC in reply to "Clue Stick"
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/*Novell needs for support else Novell will be having to support a whole lot of forks once major projects stop supporting SUSE. */

a worst scenario i can think this might lead into is once GPLv3 is out many OSS projects like samba will move to it, because of what ms and novell
did. novell and ms will be forced to fork those projects, so they can licensed them under the GPLv2 and continue their so-called interoperability and
collaboration deal. this might split linux into two seperate communities: a corporate run linux community sponsored by ms and novell, and the OSS communities, which ms and novell might try to push it into the shadows.

Edited 2006-11-22 22:27

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