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[3]: Clue Stick
by phoenix on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 04:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Clue Stick"
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So all the non-Novell employed Linux developers are going to re-release all their software under a modified GPL license that includes a "can't be used by Novell or as a part of OpenSUSE" clause?

As long as there are developers employed at Novell, and as long as their are customers buying Novell products, what anybody else things doesn't matter.

AFAICT, no one has broken any part of the GPL, so Novell can continue to use the bits that others put out there.

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