Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 22:07 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
SuSE, openSUSE openSUSE 10.2 RC1 has been released: "I'm glad to announce Release Candidate 1 of openSUSE 10.2 codename Basilisk Lizard. It contains a large number of enhancements and updates done by the open source community and Novell's development teams. Screenshot walkthrough here.
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RE[5]: Sad deal
by Don Grayson on Sat 25th Nov 2006 06:06 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Sad deal"
Don Grayson
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2006-01-01

Here's the thing though. Novell isn't the only commercial distro trying to balance GPLv3 against realistic business needs. It's all fine and good to have tenure on a college campus and rail on about evil corporations, but those same evil corporations contribute a hell of a lot of money and code to FOSS. Linux would not be where it is today without a lot of corporate backing as well as the GNU.

GPLv3 is by no means the only way to go. It would be torturous but don't scoff at the idea of either a lot of GNU stuff getting forked or a lot of BSD stuff suddenly showing up in commercial Linux distros.

Hell, don't forget that Novell owns Unix, they can open up the Unix source code outright if they want and suddenly they're they only business friendly Linux distribution on the market.

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