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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by somebody on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 00:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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Well this guy was working on Novell before the deal too and he left.

Sorry, you'll have to do it better. You didn't answer my questions.

Question nr.1
What would using MySql for ages have in common with MySql signing a deal with SCO last year.

Question nr.2
Should Google stop using MySql and put work into abandoning MySql?

Question nr.3
Why would Google being guilty for something MySql signed long after they started using it?
I mean, you use computers. A lot of chips is used for warfare to power/control weapons. By following your deduction, you personally and only you are guilty for all the dead in wars after computing started just like you would be pressing trigger.

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