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[2]: Bruce Perens ...
by tomcat on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 05:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Bruce Perens ..."
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Decisions benefiting the individual at the cost of the community aren't anathema to Perens, they're anathema to free software.

Novell hasn't harmed anyone. That nagging feeling that you feel in the pit of your stomach is the sense of reality setting in. You and many others have grown too complacent with the notion that free software won't be challenged for theft of IP. I predict that we will see a lot more litigation (not less) in the years ahead, as competition stirs the pot.

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