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[5]: Sounds Great but..
by twenex on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 12:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Sounds Great but.."
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I don't think so, because everybody has their own view of right and wrong. Where would it take us ? Every employee would enforce her/his on policy.

Well, unless they enforce policy by consensus. Or majority vote. As you suggest, however, if they don't agree with a company's policy they can resign (which is what Allison did).

You obviously don't approve Microsoft-Novell deal. Do you hold other Novell employees responsible ? Or Microsoft employees ?

Well, unless they're going to claim the tooth fairy did it. And I choose to believe them.

But, he should not expect Google to make business the way he wants them to. If he does, he would, most likely, be dissapointed again.

That's hypothetical. The fact that Novell made a decision he didn't agree with, isn't.

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