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: Standing behind what?
by somebody on Thu 21st Dec 2006 23:28 UTC in reply to "Standing behind what?"
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Mr. Allison leaves one company that has many patents (and appears to be moving away from the idea of patents) to another that is actively creating more and more patents??

Jeremy must be pro-patent after all. Probably upset that Novell isn't more pro-patent. ;)

Not sure what motivates Mr. Allison. I'm going to guess he's just a hot-head. Mad because Novell did a deal with Microsoft (didn't matter what kind of deal).

Why do I get the feeling that cjcox is NotParker or at least new NotParker? One being suspended few days ago and one posting his first post at the same level of intellectual misinterpretation of his own twisted misinterpretation called thoughts.

For gods sake...
What would patents have in common with JA working for some company? I guess you think it goes like this:

[company]: We'd like to hire you
[JA]: How many patents do you own?
[company]: A lot...
[JA]: Well, company XYZ that offered me job, has 34534 patents. Can you beat this number?

No, it doesn't matter deal was with MS, otherwise he wouldn't spend better part of his life to work on interoperability with their systems.

No, he's not hot head, if you'd know a little bit about JA, you'd know that he's everything but that.

btw. congrats to Jeremy on having stance and personality

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