Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Dec 2006 22:29 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Novell and Ximian Jeremy Allison (of Samba fame) has resigned from Novell in protest over the Microsoft-Novell patent agreement, which he calls 'a mistake' which will be 'damaging to Novell's success in the future'. His main issue with the deal, though, is "that even if it does not violate the letter of the licence, it violates the intent of the GPL licence the Samba code is released under, which is to treat all recipients of the code equally." He leaves the company at the end of this month.
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RE: easy for some
by twenex on Thu 21st Dec 2006 23:06 UTC in reply to "easy for some"
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OTOH, he could have just stayed in his current one.

Resigning in protest when you know you have responsibilities to others than yourself which you will be unable to fulfill by resigning, is just selfish.

Lets not forget that when RMS left the AI Lab, he was offered the use of its facilities gratis.

Edited 2006-12-21 23:07

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