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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I hadn't, but even if I had heard of him before Microvel, the following sentence would be enough to "disendear" him to me:

I wrote a book, Linux Kernel Development, a tour de force on hacking and understanding the Linux kernel, now in its second edition. You should help feed my starving family and buy a copy or two and carry them with you everywhere you go.

Self-aggrandisement is uncool, even if you are a genius.

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