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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Sounds more like a lame excuse to leave
by TaterSalad on Thu 21st Dec 2006 23:27 UTC
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This sounds more like a lame excuse to leave the company than the fact that its Microsoft. He had a job offer first before he quit the current one otherwise he'd still be with Novell. I find it funny how he didn't quit when this agreement was first mentioned and hit the press. That doesn't exactly speak volumes of this "stand up" type of guy. If he really wanted to quit based on this protest he would have done it a month ago. Its more like he was just using this as a scapegoat so he could leave and not be ridiculed. Sorry, I just don't buy the reasons he states.

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