Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Nov 2006 23:05 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Mark Shuttleworth is trying to entice OpenSUSE developers to join Ubuntu. "Novell's decision to go to great lengths to circumvent the patent framework clearly articulated in the GPL has sent shockwaves through the community. If you are an OpenSUSE developer who is concerned about the long term consequences of this pact, you may be interested in some of the events happening next week as part of the Ubuntu Open Week."
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RE: Canonical is a private company
by SEJeff on Sat 25th Nov 2006 01:56 UTC in reply to "Canonical is a private company"
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Trademark, Copyright, Patent... They are not the same thing or even close. In the US, they are all governed by very different laws. The Novell <---> Microsoft deal was a patent covenant which basicly says, "Hey, we won't sue your customers so long as you dont break this agreement."

A trademark is on a name. Would you like it if I signed up for other 'nix/computer websites and started posting as NotParker? That is what a trademark is for.

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