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[2]: Google
by leavengood on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 09:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Google"
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2006-12-13

"Maybe he's got a family or a house that needs paying off... I wouldn't leave one job without having
another first, neither would any sane person. When your out of school, and your voice has broken
maybe your manage to get a girlfriend *laughs* , some kids and your see why people don't just quit
jobs without having another lined up"

I quit a job six months ago without another one lined up. I haven't worked since, by choice. I have a mortgage, but no family. The point is, this isn't insane. There is a concept called "saving money" that can allow people to do what I did.

I mostly did this because I wanted to start my own business, but I decided to have a good long sabbatical first.

Maybe I'm weird but I'm amazed how people are so scared about losing or quitting jobs. I guess the statistics about most people (especially Americans) not saving any money are true. That is why most people never build wealth.

Regarding the topic, I think it was fine what Jeremy did and I would probably do the same thing in his place.

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