Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 16:43 UTC, submitted by mwtomlinson
Novell and Ximian The Free Software Foundation is reviewing Novell's right to sell new versions of Linux operating system software after the open-source community criticized Novell for teaming up with Microsoft. "The community of people wants to do anything they can to interfere with this deal and all deals like it. They have every reason to be deeply concerned that this is the beginning of a significant patent aggression by Microsoft," Eben Moglen, the Foundation's general counsel, said on Friday. Update: The FSF claims this is being hyped.
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Self Defeating
by jwwf on Sat 3rd Feb 2007 17:38 UTC
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This is ridiculous. If you are trying to convince enterprise customers that Linux is a safe choice over Solaris or HP-UX for a $250,000 installation, telling one of the only two enterprise vendors that they are "banned" from continuing their product line due to ideology and 'license issues' is really going to help.

Also, if having only two vendors to choose from is fun, having only one should be even more fun! Remember, if your software is certified only on RHEL and Novell, you're not using anything else if you want support.

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