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: Top marks
by tyrione on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 06:31 UTC in reply to "Top marks"
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Stand up for what you believe in. I applaud you. Good man.

PS I hear you're starting w/ Google in the NY. Nice to know you're not going to be stuck for work. Good luck!

Not to knock him, but he bailed and commented on it after Google hired him. That's not as commendable as walking out on Novell. Pragmatic, yes. Ballsy? no.

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