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: So what ?
by h3rman on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 06:46 UTC in reply to "So what ?"
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Any company should be glad to get rid of such employee. He should take his ideals home, and deal with them in his own free time. On the job, he was supposed to do what he was payed for.

All right, so where is your line in the sand?
Anyone working in any corporation has to just switch off any perceptions regarding what "doing the right thing" means - in order to become an utterly a-moral apparatchik?

Conclusion: if you really want a job done, don't mess with idealists.

Hire robots.

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